2006 was the year with the highest summer minimum of the last 12 years, and current sea ice extent is identical to this date in 2006
There is significantly more ice now in the Eastern Arctic than there was eleven years ago. The missing ice on the western side is due to some strong southerly winds which blew for a few days last month. Prior to that, Bering Sea ice was well above normal.
Experts continue to describe the perfectly ordinary conditions in the Arctic as a “collapse” – because their funding depends upon lying to the public.