So how did he do? Guess.
NSIDC's Arctic sea ice data is here. In 2011 the Arctic sea ice extent reached a monthly low of 4.61 Mkm2, 16% below Bastardi's prediction.
For the year 2011's average was 10.66 Mkm2 (average of the monthly averages). 2005's average was 11.11 Mkm2.
In fact, 2011's average Arctic sea ice extent was the lowest in their records (which go back to Nov 1978). It's true that the low point of 2011 was higher than the low point of 2007 (4.61 Mkm2 in Sept 2011 compared to 4.30 Mkm2 in Sept 2007), but for the year the average was the lowest.
Bastardi concluded with "The ice is coming back, will do so in forward and back steps, with forward defeating the back steps."
For more such Bastardiness, see today's WUWT, where Joe thinks CO2 can't mix in the atmosphere because it has a higher molecular weight than air.
Nor am I going to question them as to why they believe a trace gas like CO2 (needed for life on the planet) with a specific gravity of 1.5 as compared to the atmospheres 1.0, was going to mix with air in a way to affect the earth’s temperatures.Which is, of course, pure bunk, and demonstrably false.