Article: Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum
Arctic vs. Antarctic ice. Arctic ice is on a general downward trend, though up the last two years from a low 3 years ago. Antarctic ice is reaching a new record maximum. On the other hand, land ice in Antarctic is apparently decreasing.
Why the Arctic is warming and the Antarctic is cooling is unknown.
How the Antarctic Ocean is cooling to produce more sea ice, but the nearby land is warming, or producing much less snow, is not at all clear.