You're absolutely wrong in almost eveything you said here. Fact is arctic ice is shrinking, no credible scientist will deny that. I want you to show me a credible publication that disputes this. This ignorance is bliss and I don't believe what I don't see policy is typical..
Well we could go look at GISS data sets that go back to 1880 and see that hey the temp has been somewhat steadily rising by fractions of a fraction of a degree. Then we could go look at CO2 levels and see... oh wait what's this. The CO2 levels are rising but seem to not have a very direct tie with the temperature. You see from 1940-1970 the CO2 was rapidly climbing and yet the global average temperature dropped two tenths of a degree. Interesting, but it's a small sample set. So we'll just go on with the sources.
Doran, P. T., Priscu, J.C., Lyons, W.B., Walsh, J.E., Fountain, A.G., McKnight D.M., Moorhead, D.L., Virginia, R.A., Wall, D.H., Clow, G.D., Fristen, C.H., McKay, C.P., and Parsons, A.N., 2002, "Antarctic climate cooling and terrestrial ecosystem response," Nature 415: 515-20.
-"From 1986 to 2000 central Antarctic valleys cooled .7 degrees Celsius per decade and with serious ecosystem damage from cold.
Comiso, J.C., 2000, "Variability and trends in Antarctic surface temperatures from in situ and satellite infrared measurements," Journal of Climate 13: 1674-96
-"Both satellite data and ground stations show slight cooling over the last 20 years.
Joughin, I., and Tulaczyk, S., 2002, "Possitive mass balance of the Ross Ice Streams, West Antarctica," Science 295:476-80.
-"Side-looking radar measurements show West Antarctic ice is increasing at 26.8 gigatons/yr. Reversing the melting trend of the last 6,000 years.
Anderson, J. B. and J. T. Andrews. "Radiocarbon Constraints on the Ice Sheet Advance and Retreat in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica." Geology 27(1999): 179-82.
I could go on and on but I'll stop for now unless you want more. Oh and just so you know citing National Geo and Business week is a bit of a joke.