Arctic sea ice – 2013

“A year ago US scientists caused alarm when they predicted the Arctic Ocean could be free of summer ice by 2030 but now researchers say those estimates were far too conservative. A US-based team has told a conference in California that the northern polar waters could be ice-free in summer by 2013.”
ABC (Australia) AM program 13 Dec 2007 “Arctic Ocean ice could melt by 2013”