This week we’ll likely go below 4 million km² for the first time since 2012, but let’s not forget we beat 2016 on Sunday! 2019 Arctic sea ice minimum is officially 2nd lowest on record.

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.

UPDATE Sep 17:

UPDATE Sep 18:

UPDATE Sep 19:

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