In 2007, leading scientists in the US and UK predicted that the Arctic would be ice-free before the summer of 2013.
Later, Obama’s science adviser announced that ice-free winters would follow shortly behind.
…if you lose the summer sea ice, there are phenomena that could lead you not so very long thereafter to lose the winter sea ice as well. And if you lose that sea ice year round, it’s going to mean drastic climatic change all over the hemisphere.
And now the Communist News Network has declared that the Arctic is indeed ice-free during winter 2013.