We are currently in an unprecedented slow down in this melting season. Looking at JAXA sea ice extent data for the past 5 days (8.14-8.20), here is how this year compares to previous years. All of this in a time frame were weather was considered unfavorable by some. Where is the heat?

78499 Kilometers Squared (2017)

250806 Kilometers Squared (2016)

271380 Kilometers Squared (2015)

201212 Kilometers Squared (2014)

170241 Kilometers Squared (2013)

323143 Kilometers Squared (2012)

214782 Kilometers Squared (2011)

171913 Kilometers Squared (2010)

242082 Kilometers Squared (2009)

235464 Kilometers Squared (2008)

209292 Kilometers Squared (2007)

236247 Kilometers Squared (2006)

174575 Kilometers Squared (2005)

294866 Kilometers Squared (2004)

125356 Kilometers Squared (2003)

223099 Kilometers Squared (2002)

207152 Kilometers Squared (2000's Average)

141827 Kilometers Squared (1990's Average)

106000 Kilometers Squared (1980's Average)