"The National Snow and Ice Data Center report that 2013 was above average in sea ice extent — a record, for the satellite era, with the largest winter extent as well as the highest summer minimum. This is on top of a small but increasing trend, 1–4%, in Antarctic sea ice."The article also says "weather events make the news but shouldn't be confused with climate change impacts," which Nature Climate Change will promptly forget as soon as the next summer heat wave.
Nature Climate Change 4, 75 (2014) doi:10.1038/nclimate2131
Published online January 29, 2014
Weather events make the news but shouldn't be confused with climate change impacts.