It appears that we are getting very close to the annual Arctic sea ice extent minimum. The previous record low minimum, which was set back in 2007 has been obliterated this summer.
I dug up some images from the National Snow and Ice Data Center which show the annual minimum extent/concentration going back every five years to 1982. Bluer color is lower concentration.
The trend is pretty obvious......
2007 minimum (previous record low)
September 11, 2012
You can see a full animation from 1979 to 2011 right here.
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