https://www.thestar.com/news/world/...n-the-dead-of-winter-stunning-scientists.html For those looking for a direct measurement, The northernmost permanent weather station in the world has warmed to 43°F today -- in the middle of months-long darkness during what is normally the coldest time of the year. NASA also released a timelapse of the arctic ice melting over the last 25 years to demonstrate and explain how we are seeing older, thicker ice being replaced by newer, thinner ice. One of the aspects we need to recognize about man made climate change is that the planet is not being affected the same in all regions. The arctics, especially, are feeling the effects of global warming much more rapidly than the rest of the planet. And since the arctic caps act like a thermostat for the rest of the planet, that is extremely bad news.