However, their maps show that there is more ice than last year. There is more ice in the Hudson Bay, Kara Sea, Baffin Bay and Canadian Archipelago than there was on this day last year.
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The forecast is for below freezing temperatures over the Arctic Basin the next two weeks. The team is going to have to get their digital blowtorches out to melt all that ice.
But it is worse than it seems. The Guardian says the Arctic is ice-free already, and that methane has killed us all.