"this winter proves global warming is not happening". that is the standard denier line we hear a lot of. of course the evidence says something else: March 23, 2011 Annual maximum ice extent reached Arctic sea ice extent appeared to reach its maximum extent for the year on March 7, marking the beginning of the melt season. This year's maximum tied for the lowest in the satellite record. NSIDC will release a detailed analysis of the 2010 to 2011 winter sea ice conditions during the second week of April. Overview of conditions On March 7, 2011, Arctic sea ice likely reached its maximum extent for the year, at 14.64 million square kilometers (5.65 million square miles). The maximum extent was 1.2 million square kilometers (463,000 square miles) below the 1979 to 2000 average of 15.86 million square kilometers (6.12 million square miles), and equal (within 0.1%) to 2006 for the lowest maximum extent in the satellite record. http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/index.html Doesn't it seem odd that the "evidence for global warming" is compelling to the greatest human minds who spend their professional lives exploring how the universe functions, yet it is just the opposite to uneducated simpletons who have access to internet-linked terminals?