There are record extremes in sea ice at both poles - Coeur d'Alene Press: Weather Gems
At the end of the winter season last Saturday, Sept. 22, the Antarctic ice pack was at a near-record high level and still advancing like an ocean glacier towards Argentina and Chile. This Southern Hemispheric ice expansion has been going on for several years despite being generally ignored by the world's media.
Also, I was one of the only weather scientists to report that both Australia and South Africa had extremely cold winter seasons this year with 'rare' snows and record low temperatures. Alice Springs, in central Australia, saw temperatures dip into the frigid teens leading to thousands of busted water pipes. Hillary Clinton, on her recent trip to South Africa, saw "snowball fights in the streets of Capetown."
I'm not at all worried about the summer melting processes. A tremendous winter ice expansion, however, is a different story. Another 'LITTLE ICE AGE' would cause untold hardships, both locally and globally.