Fraudsters at National Snow and Ice Data Center:
This year’s ice GROWTH “underscores accelerating decline”
Despite overall cooler summer temperatures, the 2008 minimum extent is only 390,000 square kilometers (150,000 square miles), or 9.4%, more than the record-setting 2007 minimum.
<a href=”http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/2008/09/16/artic-sea-ice-melt-season-officially-over-up-over-9-from-last-year/-3085″>Anthony Watts also has the story, with a map and graph from the NSIDC.
Sea Ice Extent: 2008 (white) overlaid on 2007 (dark gray)