The Poles are icing up - Alarmists take note.

Fig 1. Antarctic Record Sea Ice: Image Jo Nova
The Alarmists would like to tell you that the poles are melting and even that the melting Arctic Ice will release Methane (link)and so exacerbate the warming.

Can it be true?

As can been seen from Figure 1, there have been daily records set for a number of days recently and have been hovering near record highs all year.

Fig 2. Arctic Sea Ice Extent: Image DMI.
But, you say, that Arctic is melting, isn't it?

Well, no, as you can see from Figure 2.

As Pierre Gosselin points out on his excellent blog, NoTricksZone: 
The chart shows this year’s current sea ice at about 5.2 million sq. km. Last year it was about 3.5 million sq. km. That’s an increase of almost 50%!
See also the following confirming links: (Figure 3) (Figure 4.)

Will these be reported in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's forthcoming  Fifth Assessment report? Will the MSM be shouting "Hooray! All is good!"

Figure 3

Figure 4.

H/t Marc Morano, Gordon Fulks, Jo Nova.