It's a never ending story: the Arctic Report Card 2016

Today’s NOAA report read:
Unprecedented Arctic warmth in 2016 triggers massive decline in sea ice, snow

December 13, 2016 A new NOAA-sponsored report shows that unprecedented warming air temperature in 2016 over the Arctic contributed to a record-breaking delay in the fall sea ice freeze-up, leading to extensive melting of Greenland ice sheet and land-based snow cover.

“Rarely have we seen the Arctic show a clearer, stronger or more pronounced signal of persistent warming and its cascading effects on the environment than this year,” said Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA’s Arctic Research Program.