Sea ice extent continues to decline, but we have not yet seen last July’s period of accelerated decline. Part of the explanation is that temperatures were cooler in the last two weeks of July, especially north of Alaska.
Because we are past the summer solstice, the amount of potential solar energy reaching the surface is waning. The rate of decline should soon start to slow, reducing the likelihood of breaking last year's record sea ice minimum.
Fred has been keeping us informed from time to time over at Real Debate. Now, it's looking less and less likely that the cap will melt . . . as the envirocrats predicted it would this summer.
From the SIDC:
Summer isn't over. But, much like the hurricane "scare" of a few years ago, this melting prediction will likely be yet another climate issue they got wrong.