If MAN cause CO2 was to blame then how did overall ice retreat SLOW this year compared to last year? Surely NOT because MAN generated less CO2? The cause-effects spoken by the Media using buzz words of Global Warming and Climate Change could not be further from the truth nor from the real science.
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Arctic sea ice continues to track below average but remains well above the levels seen last year. The relatively slow ice loss is a reflection of the prevailing temperature and wind patterns. As of July 1, NSIDC Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis and the Sea Ice Index have transitioned to a new 30-year baseline period, 1981 to 2010.