Arctic sea ice extent at 30% concentration is currently almost flatlined right at the 2006 minimum. That was the year with the highest minimum of the past decade
The melt season is essentially done, as cold air has settled over the Arctic.
NSIDC was hoping that the multi-year ice in the Beaufort Sea would melt out, but it isn’t happening. This is the current image north of Point Barrow. The multi-year ice is looking just fine.
Experts say that the Arctic will be ice-free in September, “with devastating consequences for the world”