This is what our friends imagine the Arctic looks like. Full of poor, starving, depressed creatures with bearly enough energy to move – trapped inside an eternal summer of hellish temperatures brought on by evil humans and their SUVs.
The picture below is what it actually looks like in Barrow today.
This past Arctic melt season had the latest start and was the shortest melt season on record. Summer was the coldest on record in the high Arctic. This autumn, ice has been forming at the fastest rate on record and temperatures in the high Arctic have been their coldest in six years.
But facts and details have nothing to do with the global climate disruption story, and of course it is the hottest year ever.