The map below compares Sept 3, 2013 ice vs. the same date in 2009. Red shows ice present in 2009 but not present in 2013, and green shows the opposite.
Note that there is a little more ice in 2013 than 2009, but what is really interesting is the location. In 2009, the ice (red) was on the wrong side of the Arctic, and almost all of it blew out into the North Atlantic and melted over the winter. This year the ice (green) is on the western side of the Arctic where it will thicken into multi-year ice over the winter.
And that is when the real alarmist wailing and gnashing of teeth will begin.