This is more-or-less what I was expecting – an analysis of the loss of Arctic sea ice without any reference to what is perhaps most important.
Arctic Sea ice has become very thin and all the multi-year ice has all but disappeared. Recent storms have fractured the ice right up to the North Pole and this ice is being forced out through the Fram Strait into the North Atlantic where it is melting.
This “objective” article makes things look a lot better than what they in fact are.
2016 ties with 2007 for second lowest Arctic sea ice minimum
15 August, 2016
Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its seasonal minimum extent for 2016 on September 10. A relatively rapid loss of sea ice in the first ten days of September has pushed the ice extent to a statistical tie with 2007 for the second lowest in the satellite record. September’s low extent followed a summer characterized by conditions generally unfavorable for sea ice loss.