Arctic ice cap grows 29% in a year... if you only look at 2012 and 2013

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The Daily Mail published this widely-circulated image (based on NASA data) last September:

Climate-change scientists are often accused of "cherry-picking" their data, but the Daily Mail takes this to a new low. Here's the arctic sea ice extent for every August from 1978-2013, courtesy of the National Snow & Ice Data Center:

The Daily Mail's selected images represent the last two data points on this graph.