There has been no trend in Arctic Sea ice since the start of MASIE records in 2006.
Our top experts said the Arctic would be ice-free by 2008.
“there will be no sea ice left in the summer in the Arctic Ocean somewhere between 2010 and 2015. “And it’s probably going to happen even faster than that,” said Fortier, who leads an international team of researchers in the Arctic”
And President Obama’s science adviser predicted ice-free winters.
…if you lose the summer sea ice, there are phenomena that could lead you not so very long thereafter to lose the winter sea ice as well. And if you lose that sea ice year round, it’s going to mean drastic climatic change all over the hemisphere.