Arctic Sea Ice Level - Normal; Antartica Ice Increasing

Arctic Sea Ice Extent has touched the normal (1979-2000 average) line. From Anthony Watts:
http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_timeseries.png
Now, it should be pointed out that it hasn’t crossed the normal line, and it only touches it because of the line width, it is still ever so slightly below normal according to Cryosphere Today.”

Antarctic Ice Area has increased by 20% since 1979. Real Science reports:

Will this cause a sea level rise?

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  1. Antarctic sea ice extent has been running well above average for all of the southern summer & into autumn:
    http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/S_timeseries.png
    Above the 80 northern parallel it's running -19C:
    http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php
    NORSEX agrees with NSIDC:
    http://arctic-roos.org/observations/satellite-data/sea-ice/ice-area-and-extent-in-arctic

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