Have you heard the latest one? Polar bears are supposedly starving because Arctic sea ice has declined by 50 percent in the last 30 years.
That sea-ice decline is also supposed to (somehow) cause record cold temperatures (somewhere).
Trouble is, this image from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) clearly shows quite the contrary.
The white area shows Arctic sea-ice extent as of January, 2018.
The magenta line shows the 30-year median sea-ice extent for January.
Not exactly the catastrophic ice loss that we’ve been lead to believe, is it?
I captured the above image from the NSIDC website today, 15 Feb 2018.