A friend recently reminded me that back in 2008 Al Gore told a group of Germans, "the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years." Five years later would be 2013.
The North 'polaried' cap is still there today where a week ago today this happened:
I don't think this is the inconvenient truth of which Mr. Gore tried so desparately to convince us.
And before you ask, yes, this was a warm December, but, at least in Illinois, it was the 9th warmest December on record (record keeping began in 1895); that means that 8 Decembers were warmer than the December of 2011. Hardly convincing evidence.