Arctic sea ice has been in decline so long, and so far, that deniers have had to make up some truly ludicrous stories about it. They embarass themselves on the topic.
But for some time, they crowed about the actual increase of Antarctic sea ice. They rarely mentioned that its increase wasn’t as great as the Arctic decrease (or they outright lied and said it was). They also tended to add the Arctic and Antarctic extents together to form a global figure, because the Antarctic increase partly cancelled out the Arctic decrease, making it seem not so bad.
For now at least, they won’t be crowing.
Arctic sea ice is at an all-time low for this day of the year (2016 in red):
Antarctic sea ice is also at an all-time low for this day of the year (2016 in red):
That means, of course, that global sea ice extent is at an all-time low for this day of the year. What’s surprising is just how low it is:
The planet is changing, a lot faster than we want it to.
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