Not only a new record, this means that four of Alaska’s five iciest years have occurred in the past five years.
Certainly looks like the makings of an ice age to me.
“Look for the mainstream media to respond by publishing stories about drowning Polar Bears who can’t find any ice,” says Steve Goddard of Real-Science.com.
See larger chart from University of Illinois – Cryosphere Today:
Thanks to Kirk Myers for this link
“The spin put on it is that there is a record amount of “thin fragile first year ice” and the ratio to first year ice to multi year ice is the highest ever – all designed to make you think that there is warming,” says reader Kevin Koffey. “More first year ice = more cold recently than before!”