Its well past time to look at the sea ice extent. I don’t have much to say, so here is a picture:
We’re currently well above the minimum – indeed, we’re pushing the maximum of the AMSR era. That’s not as meaningful as it might be, because 2012 was quite well up until only a few weeks back, so this could all change. But PIOMASS, too, is showing a slight recovery from last year instead of monotonic decline. This should all be no great surprise – we don’t expect monotonic decline.
As usual, if you actually care about seaice you’re probably better off with Neven.