A chilly Arctic summer has left 533,000 more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 29 per cent.

The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013.

Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores.

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JUST AS “GLOBAL WARMING” EXPEDITION FOILED BY RECORD ICE

Arctic ice the worst it's been in 20 years, according to Coast Guard

Arctic ice the worst it’s been in 20 years, according to Coast Guard

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