Antarctic sea ice doing well

Antarctic sea ice extent this year, as of the 22nd of June, stands at around 98.8% of the 1981-2010 LTA, and 24th highest out of 42 seasons in the satellite record maintained by the NSIDC. It’s the highest for this time of year since 2016, and is tracking almost a million square kilometres higher than it was at the same time last year, not great, but much better than the last three disastrous years in the Antarctic. These are the images for the end of last month which show the sea ice extent in May since 2016.

Courtesy of the NSIDC
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