Antarctic sea ice extent reached its maximum for the year on October 6, 2015, at 18.83 million square kilometers (7.24 million square miles). It was 120,000 square kilometers (46,000 square miles) above the average maximum daily extent computed over the 1981 to 2010 period. http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/
NASA’s Antarctic Temperature Fraud
In 2004, NASA showed that Antarctica had been strongly cooling for 20 years – archive link
But that story wasn’t going to scare anyone;
So in 2007 they simply changed Antarctica’s history from cooling to warming.
And stated ( “In the five decades prior to the collapse, the Antarctic Peninsula experienced a temperature increase of 0.5 degrees C”) – https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WilkinsIceSheet/ • ( Putting that into context; the average monthly temperatures range is between -3°C & – 27°C ) http://www.yr.no/place/Antarctica/Other/Scott_Base/statistics.html
What collapse ??
But despite all the scary model predictions of melt & collapse ….the ice continues growing !!
So now (Oct 2015) NASA states “Antarctica adding snow, not losing it” http://natureworldreport.com/2015/10/antarctica-adding-snow-not-losing-it-according-to-nasa/ & the American Geophysical Union show a 30% increase in West Antarctic coastal snow accumulation http://news.agu.org/press-release/west-antarctic-coastal-snow-accumulation-rose-30-percent-during-20th-century-new-study-finds/
Table 10.7 from the IPCC’s AR4 report – https://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg1/en/ch10s10-6-5.html – tells us that in ALL scenarios Antarctica contributes negatively to sea level rise, because of increased snow & ice formation.