Sources: The National Center for Public Policy Research, Richard Branson's Blog, Mac Observer, The National Center for Public Policy Research
quote: The increase in volume is welcome, but does not reflect a reversal in the long-term decline, the scientists said."It's estimated that there was around 20,000 cubic kilometres (4,800 cu. miles) of Arctic sea ice each October in the early 1980s, and so today's minimum still ranks among the lowest of the past 30 years," said Andrew Shepherd, a professor at University College London, a co-author of the study.
quote: there is data to show some ice returning over the past few years.
quote: hmm... Yup, it checks out. BBC. But again not the point.