The alarming loss of sea ice which has grown worse each summer over the past several decades, has taken a sharp turn for the worse: this year the loss is right in the middle, the most resilient part of the ice cover. This could lead to a completely ice-free Arctic Ocean by September.
These people are completely insane. A cyclonic storm has been keeping the central Arctic very cold. It has also caused the ice to spread to lower concentrations in a few places. Note that the author’s “hole” is covered with fresh snow.