At Forbes we have an article that acknowledges the shrinking Arctic Ice sheath (which, of and in itself might be a good thing, making sea transportation cheaper and increasing areas that can be farmed), but asserts that Antarctic ice is at a 33 year maximum. The selection of 33 years is because we have been surveying the Antarctic from space for 33 years.
Frankly, my own take on this is that it is one more indication that the Mayan long cycle end on 21 December 2012 means the end.
Another explanation is that CAGW♠ views may be (1) wrong or (2) distorted. I bet there is a lot we don't know about weather and climate. Remember the old saw—"How can you tell a weather person is lying? You watch their lips."♥
Regards — Cliff
♠ CAGW is Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming. That means we did it and it is going to be terrible. See here for example.
♥ No, Lance, this is not an attack on your Brother-in-Law.