First let me say that I am not an expert on climate change. I only know that our temperatures are getting warmer and if they continue to do so we will all have to change what is "normal" for us. So, I do not know for certain that this warming trend is manmade or a natural recurring cycle and that nothing man can do will change what will happen.
The reason I mention this is that Climate Change, or better stated, the lack thereof is a hot topic among the far right. It's one of their ten commandments, "Thou shalt not believe man can harm the earth, especially if it derives a profit for mankind (mankind meaning, white, protestant, straight American male).
It's obvious that they don't understand the data they cut and paste as the following graph that has been tearing up the right wing websites so glaringly shows.
This is the graph they are touting proves Climate Change does not exist as finally in 6 years, late in the season, accumulated ice mass hits average.
I find it scary that people who call themselves educated would use this graph to disprove climate change as basic math principles show in this graph that in the last 6 years including this year, sea ice has been less than normal. Note that even this year if sea ice ends the season at normal for 60 percent of the season sea ice was below normal. Also, remember back to high school math and averaging that whatever number was average basically half the numbers would be above it and half would be below. Note that none of the last 6 years is above average which would mean temperatures have been warmer than average.
Oh well, common sense and the far right rarely meet.