Climate experts predicted that the Arctic would be ice-free no later than 2015.
Their prediction was not looking good until today – when the third spike of the last two months (up to -1C) melted the last remaining ice cube.
Fortunately, this disaster occurred after Christmas – and saved Santa Claus.
Earlier today, sea ice extent was at a 10 year high. But experts say it all melted during one hour at -1C this afternoon.