Gerald, if you look at the graphs of global sea ice extent, you can easily see that average global sea ice coverage over 2013, 2014 and (the first half of) 2015 is right at the average of the 1970s, 1980s & 1990s. The Arctic has lost about 400k sq-miles (~13k sq-miles/year), and the Southern Ocean has gained about 400k sq-miles (~13k sq-miles/year).
Anyone who can read a graph can see that. I cannot account for the steady stream of misinformation from GISS. Do they really think nobody will notice the inconsistency of their claim, that the Arctic is losing ice 2.8x faster than the Southern Ocean is gaining it, with the reality that total global sea ice (other than the 2006-2007 and 2011-2012 dips) is essentially unchanged? Look at the graphs!
Global sea ice, 1979-present: http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/global.daily.ice.area.withtrend.jpg
Northern hemisphere, 1979-present: http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/seaice.area.arctic.png http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/seaice.anomaly.arctic.png
Northern hemisphere, 1973-1995: https://suyts.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/image432.png