Thanks for the links, however clicking on the second link you provide, the second story on that page says:
high temperatures for winter
were being measured in the Arctic and the maximum winter
sea-ice extent was reached, the sea-ice extent in the Antarctic reached its summer minimum for this year. The especially low amount of Antarctic sea-ice cover this summer meant extremely favourable conditions for the research
icebreaker RV Polarstern, whose route
took her to the southern Weddell Sea this year. '
While the third story reads
'Usually, at the North Pole the sun doesn’t rise before 20th March and it is the coldest time of the year. But this year, February was extraordinarily warm. Analyses of satellite
and station data indicate that very warm air has been advected towards the Arctic, which allowed temperatures to rise until the freezing point'
Which kind of backs up my point that the sea ice is at an all time low, and is getting less every year on average.
re: the temperature, where is that data from? I tried researching it and I can only find reference to it from a University in Alabama
, and I can't find what it is actually measuring, it says 'Global lower atmosphere' but what actually is that?
A lot of the heat increase has been absorbed by the oceans and landmasses, so for an accurate record
you have to look at something that takes into account those as well. Like the ones NASA has done among others.