I have no way of judging the veracity of evidence but the evidence I have matches more closely what I am seeing happening to the Arctic sea ice.
When it comes to balancing sources I have lost all faith in Robert Fanney (aka Robertscribbler)
Robertscribbler contends Arctic Sea Ice Volume at 5th to 6th Lowest on Record
This data, supplied by Zack Labe tells a different story
This data, from the NDICC is already a couple of weeks old but shows sea ice extent approaching that of the record 2012 minimum. Not quite there, but approaching.
All of this ignores the all-important ice volume.