The Arctic bigger than ever, now the anti-arctic. Of course, they can't give up their 'story' on the chemical reaction. That would maybe shed some doubt on climate stories.
We had our warm cycle where the ozone hole closed up, and now everything is colder than ever. The stories will come up faster than ever, to counter physics measurements. Perhaps we can say "Things are complicated.' and keep the old hypotheses going forever.
ps. the two main hypotheses controlling our lives are:
Ozone - Chlorine breaks down from unbreakable Freon at 98 below
Carbon - Carbon dioxide acts as a thermal blanket
These things rely on 'magic' and persuasive self-interested voices. No physics.
Another one for covid is: All particles are the same size and are infectious for many days. This leads to a lot of silliness. No physics.
As I've stated many times, a proper hypothesis can be tested, and pie thrown in the face, if wrong.