This bear found the last remaining piece of ice.
A Google search for “ice melting faster than expected” turns up 134,000 results. A Google search for “ice melting slower than expected” turns up 433,000 results.
What happened was that some “scientists” chose to cherry pick a few warm years (2003-2007) as a basis to rush to press claims of Armageddon.
People who picture themselves to be scientists should probably stick to science, and quit thinking of themselves as gods responsible for saving the planet. That is not a very realistic point of view and does not lead to good research or public policy.
Faster – 2009
Slower – 2010