Surprisingly this isn’t being reported by the media, but that doesn’t make it any less true. After reaching a minimum in 2007, the Arctic has quietly been adding to its volume during all time frames.
The Arctic Ice extent reaches it’s maximum about this time every year. And for the first time since 2003, the current extent at this point in the year is greater than the record extent measure in 2003.
The above graph is showing the extent going back to 2002. As you can see, we have indeed reached the maximum as of April 2.
For a close up shot, see below:
Hopefully this “trend” will continue. That is, the natural cycle of the rise and fall of Arctic Sea Ice will continue to follow their course.