Climate change alarmists hoping for Arctic sea ice to disappear, in order to prove their pet theory, will claim that using 2012 as a start point is “cherry picking”. However, even they must realise, regardless of the start point, Arctic sea ice is actually expanding, in complete defiance of their predictions and …. wishes.
Red shows the September 2012 minimum extent. Green shows the current extent, which is likely the minimum for 2015. The Arctic has gained hundreds of miles of ice over the past three years, much of which is thick, multi-year ice.
Nobel Prize winning climate experts and journalists tell us that the Arctic is ice-free, because they are propagandists pushing an agenda, not actual scientists or journalists.