Yup was chinking that myself today, here it has been wet and mild for a week or so but today it is clear but absolutley BALTIC!!!! Also see my first Robin Red Breast last week and since then I have seen at least 3 more in my gardign at home.
There was picture's in the Sun today of the north pole which showed the mass of ice had decreased. One picture in 2001 and one in 2007, the 2007 picture showed about half the ice mass of 2001. Now I know the ice increases and decreases sesonally and there is no indication of at what seasons the pictures were taken, but assuming they were both taken durning the same season it is very worrying. Not just for the wild life at threat but also for the planet as a whole.