Cyclone Michaung wreaks havoc in Southern India

Cyclone Michaung wreaks havoc in Southern India as it intensifies into a severe storm. Warmer oceans are the primary reason for the storm which is closely linked to Arctic Sea ice... READ MORE

Confirmed: 2023 set to be the warmest year on record

The WMO provisional State of the Global Climate report confirms that 2023 is set to be the warmest year on record, regardless of the final two months of... READ MORE

Colossal Antarctic iceberg, five times larger than New York City, breaks free and drifts away from region

On November 24th, scientists from the Bristish Antarctic Survey (BAS) were astonished to observe an iceberg measuring around 4,000 square kilometers (more than twice the size of Greater London) drifting away from the... READ MORE

World surpasses critical warming threshold for the first time

On November 17th, global temperatures reached 2.07°C above pre-industrial levels for the first time on record.... READ MORE

Unexpected disintegration of ice shelves in North Greenland

Alarm bells ringing as rapid disintegration and weakening of ice shelves in North Greenland is observed!... READ MORE

COUNTDOWN

CO2 Budget Depletion

01 Dec 2023

Confirmed: 2023 set to be the warmest year on record

The WMO provisional State of the Global Climate report confirms that 2023 is set to be the warmest year on record, regardless of the final two months of 2023. Data showed that until the end of October of this year, global temperatures were about 1.40 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial baseline.
In it’s report, the WMO highlighted the drastic loss of Antarctic sea ice as a key bellwether of growing planetary catastrophe. This past September, when Antarctic sea ice should have been at its maximum, an area the size of Germany and France had failed to freeze.
In addition to the southern pole, the Arctic is warming at least four times faster than the global average, making this increase in temperature even more remarkable. As the Arctic continues to warm, the potential for global risks associated to Arctic change increases. One way of combatting temperature rise is by at least halving our emissions by 2030 – on the path to a net-zero future. With COP28 underway, our world leaders need to act now. Learn more about global risks here.

LATEST NEWS & ALERTS

ARCTIC RISK INDICATORS

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
644,000 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 22-Feb-2024
248,648 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 22-Feb-2024
Arctic Amplification
4 times
faster than global average
Arctic 66N+ Wildfire emissions
0.00 megatonnes CO₂e
CO₂e emissions in 2024 so far
Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)
1.66 microgram per cubic meter
on 23-Feb-2024
Global mean Sea Level
3.4mm/year
since 1993