Arctic sea ice extent went below 6 million km² during July for the first time on record. Chart shows 2012 came closest to a July crossing with its 5.9 million on August 3rd. We have until August 9th to beat the 2012 record for first below 5.

Q: Where’s the data source for this plot?
A: Here:
Q: Why only 5 years and why these particular years?
A: Elementary. These are the 5 years on record that came closest to a Blue Ocean Event.

Due in large part to ongoing Collapse of Arctic Sea Ice our Frozen Earth is Going South.