We have news from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). They say: The melt is over. And we’ve added 9.4% ice coverage from this time last year. Though it appears NSIDC is attempting to downplay this in their web page announcement today, one can safely say that despite irrational predictions seen earlier this year, we didn’t reach an “ice free north pole” nor a new record low for sea ice extent.
The cultists, rather than surrender their faith in the Great God Gore, are whining that it only LOOKS like there is more ice; that the ice sheet may be larger, but it's thinner, much MUCH tinner, really paper thin, oh lordy it just HAS to be thinner. Really. Honest. No kidding.