The World Above 1.5°C: Flooding Disasters from Libya to Hong Kong

Global temperatures have slightly decreased after a  summer with 36 consecutive days above any previous record, a phenomenon not seen in at least 125,000 years. However, the two consecutive months above 1.5C provided a... READ MORE

Polar Tipping Points Hub in WEF Global Collaboration Village

This week, the Polar Tipping Points Hub was launched in the Global Collaboration Village, a metaverse built by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Accenture and Microsoft, with scientific support from Arctic... READ MORE

Arctic Basecamp Plays Significant Role in New Polar Metaverse by World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) launched the Polar Tipping Points Hub, a groundbreaking virtual reality experience in collaboration with Accenture and Microsoft, yesterday at UN Climate Week in New York... READ MORE

Mind-blowing alarm bells need to be ringing: Antarctica’s ice remains well-below any previous record

“Almost mind-blowing.” That’s how Walter Meier of the NSIDC describes the records Antarctica has set this year.... READ MORE

A rare northern hurricane continues to make records

Hurricane Lee is preparing to slam into northern New England and the Canadian... READ MORE


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The Arctic Risk Platform has been developed by Arctic Basecamp with input and guidance from a world class team of scientists:

Professor Gail Whiteman, Executive Director of Arctic Basecamp & Professor of Sustainability University of Exeter

Professor Julienne Stroeve, Chief Science Officer, Arctic Basecamp & UCL Earth Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Francis, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Professor Jason Box, Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Professor Alun Hubbard, Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway

Dr. Mark Parrington, Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service CAMS

Dr. Jenny Watts, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Dr. Susana Hancock, Arctic Basecamp Science Team Manager

Arctic Basecamp was created by Executive Director Professor Gail Whiteman (Professor of Sustainability at the University of Exeter, UK), as a vehicle to bring a message of global risk from Arctic change to world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Arctic Basecamp tent is now an established feature at the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos and has also pitched at COP26 in Glasgow, Glastonbury Festival and the Arctic Circle Assembly.

Professor Whiteman is supported by a small team of staff. More information can be found at


Our current vacancies are listed below. If you would like to know more or would like an informal chat please email and someone will get back to you.

Current Vacancies: 

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Senior Marketing Manager



The following gauges show up-to-date data regarding key indicators in the Arctic. These indicators clearly point to the crisis at hand.

Greenland rate of ice loss
13 million l/s
on average
13 million tonnes/s
on average
Arctic Sea Ice Extent
2,160,000 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 22-Sep-2023
833,976 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 22-Sep-2023
Arctic Amplification
4 times
faster than global average
Arctic 66N+ Wildfire emissions
24,871.02 megatonnes CO₂e
CO₂e emissions in 2023 so far
Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)
4.93 microgram per cubic meter
on 23-Sep-2023
Global mean Sea Level
since 1993