Read here. As the mainstream press has popularized, Earth's polar regions are supposed to warm and the sea ice area is supposed to shrink. Why? Because climate models predicted it, and reporters and pundits just accept 100% all climate model predictions, without a sliver of reservation. As with most other climate predictions though, over the last several decades the CO2-based climate models have been spectacularly wrong regarding the South Pole. Actual peer-reviewed research based on empirical evidence confirms this.