This is HUGE and needs to be seen the context of everything that is happening, especially the methane emissions.
It is unexpected and unprecedented to see a RETREAT of the sea ice in early Winter!
Arctic Sea Ice Is Thinning & Retreating - 11/28 - 12/5/18
Notice the thinning and retreating of the Arctic sea ice in the last few days, especially on the east side. Very unexpected!
To remind you of what the Arctic looks like from space