The navy.mil animation below was run on July 27, 2020, and shows sea ice thickness over 30 days (last 8 frames are forecasts for July 28 - August 4, 2020).
High greenhouse gas levels are causing high temperatures over the Arctic and high ocean temperatures.
This location is where the Pechora River flows into the Barents Sea (the green circle pointed at by the white arrow on above image).
• Low Arctic sea ice extent;
• Low Arctic sea ice thickness;
• High ocean temperature;
• High greenhouse gas levels and high temperatures over the Arctic;
• Distorted jet stream causing extreme weather such as storms resulting in sea ice collapse.