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Winter Antarctica Ice Iceberg Sunny  Sky Don't look now, but Arctic sea ice mass has grown almost 40% since 2012.
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One of the most popular pieces of "evidence" that climate alarmists just love to bring up to prove the global warming narrative is the "all the ice is melting in the Arctic and the polar bears are dying" line. We've all seen the documentaries where a polar bear is desperately clinging to a tiny piece of ice and you just know he's going to die soon. But is any of it really true? What does the latest science really say about the ice in the Arctic circle?
Earlier this month, Climate Depot reported that the latest figures from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, located at the University of Colorado, show that sea ice extent has increased by 40 percent since 2012.
This has been the pattern in the Arctic over the last few years. Back in 2015, BBC News reported that Arctic ice had grown by a staggering 30 percent after what they called an "unusually cool summer" - unusual indeed, if the global warming narrative is to be believed. That trajectory continued into 2014, and the increases in ice for those two years exceeded all recorded losses in the preceding three years.
That 30 percent constituted a massive amount of physical land area - the Daily Mail reported at the time that a cooler Arctic summer had left over 530,000 additional square miles of ice than the previous year.
It's like scientists, governments and the mainstream media have all decided that the Earth is warming, and now there's no turning back. No matter what the physical evidence shows, they're all just going to save face by insisting that they were right all along.