Satellite images are showing that the cold spell is helping the sea ice expand in coverage by about 2 million square kilometres, compared to the average winter coverage in the previous three years.
"It's nice to know that the ice is recovering," Josefino Comiso, a senior research scientist with the Cryospheric Sciences Branch of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, told CBC News on Thursday.
"That means that maybe the perennial ice would not go down as low as last year."
"The ice is about 10 to 20 centimeters thicker than last year, so that's a significant increase," he said.
If temperatures remain cold this winter, Langis said winter sea ice coverage will continue to expand.
Don't worry though, the fear mongers have already started to work this into there argument. You don't hear the term "Global Warming" anymore. Now it is " Climate Change". So let's see, if the temperature goes up, it is our fault. If the temperature goes down, it is our fault. So the experts have no idea what is going on. The only thing they can tell us is it is our fault.
I was listening to Dennis Miller last week and he said something along these lines: The same people that are predicting warmer weather in the year 2050 is the same people who told you it was not going to rain today. Before you start looking 50 years ahead, figure out how to get tomorrow right.