While the main stream media has focused on a study that has yet to be peer-reviewed ( and really just confirms a dozen others), the present weather continues to be nothing less than amazing. The records from the dust bowl that most meteorologists (me included ) looked at with awe are tumbling daily.
...The Arctic sea ice is running at all record lows as well and the 2007 record low is certainly in jeopardy. There is a new study in Enviro. Research Letters that makes a good case that about at least 70% of the Arctic ice loss is due to anthropogenic causes. The paper is open access, and well worth a read.
...No time to read the paper? Here is the main part of the conclusion: