So OK, Eli is one of those strange Rabett's who look at the Arctic Ice images from Cryosphere and Uni Bremen at Christmas. Why Christmas the bunnies ask, well Santa is on his way. Among the things that you can see at Chrismas, which are interesting, are the edges of the ic pack outside of the Arctic circle, and something amazing is happening, the coasts of Svalbard and Nova Zemelya are ice free! by a lot.
The last picture is 2012. The Cryosphere Archive changes format a bit over the years, and is missing the years between 2009 and 2011, so we can insert pictures from Bremen to show this developing trend. Yes indeedy there is stuff going on.