The North Pole and the surrounding Arctic regions are seeing record high temperatures.
The annual Arctic sea ice minimum extent has been below average every year since 2002.
Climate change has delayed the date of the annual Arctic sea ice minimum.
The annual maximum Arctic sea ice extent is threatening to set a record low this year.
Ten of the lowest annual Arctic sea ice volume minimums have been in the last 11 years.
2015's annual maximum of winter Arctic sea ice is the lowest in the satellite record.
2014's Arctic sea ice minimum isn’t going to be as low as the record set in 2012, but it will be well below the 1981-2010 average.
Compared with the median ice cover from 1981-2010, 2013's Arctic sea ice loss comes out to approximately 1.74 times the land area of Texas.