The experts refer exclusively to sea ice extent an so doing provide a false picture of the real situation
There is a lot more methane being released than a few weeks ago but there is a suspicion that the algos are hiding the real situation (as discussed by Margo)
Margo has been monitoring global methane levels from what are now called Metop A and Metop B satellite. There has been a steady increase in levels so that already in mid-July levels are equivalent to about September last year.
SEA ICE THICKNESS
This is how it looks today The same time in 2020
Here are the last 30 days
This is from a different data set
SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
Here are two different data sets representing sea ice concentration
In short, a mess
TEMPERATURES AT THE NORTH POLE
THE VIEW FROM SPACE
The ice has gone from the Northeast of Greenland that has been present in previous years.
This is how it looked last year
There is a lot of cloud right now but I can identify that ice is breaking up quite close to the North Pole