Update: While Ice Area came super close to a new all time record, 2012 broke the Ice Extent All Time Record Twice!!!!! Read about it here.
Antarctic Sea Ice is now only 10,652.5 sq km from breaking the all-time, end of the world, a new ice age is coming , CO2 is making the world freeze!!!!!
The current sea ice is 2,126,841 sq km higher than the lowest amount on this day which occurred in 1986.
The record is 16.23238 million sq km and todays sea ice is oh so close at 16.22173 million sq km.
Click on the image for a better view.