The Melting Arctic Ice Cap in Pictures
But maybe we'll get lucky and open water up north will hold off until 2009 or 2010. Fingers crossed.
And if a picture is worth a thousand words, here's a low-resolution reproduction of a sequence of satellite images of Arctic ice. http://www.homerdixon.com/download/arctic_flushing.html
You can see a stream of multi-year ice flowing out of the Arctic basin down the east coast of Greenland. As of the middle of March, most of the basin, including the pole itself, appears to be covered only by seasonal ice.