Arctic sea ice melt futures

Arctic Sea Ice measurements are still being reported by the National Snow and Ice Data Center but are not much noted in the national press.

Arctic sea ice extent in December 2011 averaged 12.38 million square kilometers (4.78 million square miles). This is the third lowest December ice extent in the 1979 to 2011 satellite data record, 970,000 square kilometers (375,000 square miles) below the 1979 to 2000 average extent.

Animated map is here.

Previous Angry Bear posts on sea ice are herehere, and here.