Locking onto local records, no matter how beautiful, can lead to serious errors. found that since 1979, Antarctica has been growing colder in the summer and fall seasons but warmer in the winter and spring seasons, except for 50% of East Antarctica, which has also been cooling in the winter. published a story by Andrew Revkin entitled: “Scientists Report Severe Retreat of Arctic Ice.” The last paragraph of the story reads: “Sea ice around Antarctica has seen unusual winter expansions recently, and this week is near a record high.” * In 2000, James J.
Mc Carthy, a Harvard oceanographer and IPCC co-chair, saw a mile-wide stretch of open ocean at the North Pole while serving as a guest lecturer on an Arctic tourist cruise.
Hopefully it will give some insight into the science and the people behind it.  Look at the instrumental record!
There are huge differences between different regions - Alaska has warmed substantially while eastern North America cooled after the 1950s.
For example, between 19, sea level rose by about 6 inches in the tropical Western Pacific while falling by about the same amount in San Francisco. * The average global sea level has been generally rising since 1860 or earlier, which is about 45 years before surface temperatures began to rise and 75 years before man-made emissions of CO2 reached 1% of natural emissions.   * If the trend of the 20th century continues, the average worldwide sea level will rise by about 7 inches (18 cm) during the 21st century.