Via RealClimateScience.com: 'Arctic ice extent is essentially at the 30 year mean, except for the Barents Sea – where winds have been pushing the ice edge towards the pole. This is hardly cause for alarm.'
'Nothing significant is changing with the Arctic climate, yet NSIDC finds a way to spin it into a disaster. And to enhance their fantasy, they ignore all pre-1979 data and start their graphs right at the 1979 peak. The graph below is from the 1990 IPCC report, and shows that ice extent was much lower earlier in the 1970’s.'