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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

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

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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

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06 Aug 2023

Indigenous youth are the climate leaders we need

Around the world, tensions in climate discussions and solutions stretch between the young and old, the Indigenous and non, those most affected and the greatest emitters. Ahead of next Wednesday’s 24-hour virtual dialogue, Global Indigenous Youth Summit on Climate Change, Indigenous youth are staking their claim to be at the centre of discussions around their future.

Despite being responsible for only a very small percentage of global emissions, Indigenous Peoples are at the frontline of the climate crisis. Their identities and livelihoods have been built traditionally on the land, which is now experiencing the consequences of rapid polar climate change. They also bring solutions, a holistic approach and a legacy of sustainable stewardship.

Through our Youth Ambassador programme, Arctic Basecamp is proud to bring global young people into spaces where decisions are made. We stand with Indigenous youth and encourage you to listen to their leadership.

To learn more about why Indigenous youth are the climate leaders we need, check out https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-02480-1
To learn more about our Youth Ambassador program, visit arcticbasecamp.org/youth/

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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
598,749 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 27-May-2024
231,177 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 27-May-2024
Arctic Amplification
4 times
faster than global average
Arctic 66N+ Wildfire emissions
46.05 megatonnes CO₂e
CO₂e emissions in 2024 so far
Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)
2.66 microgram per cubic meter
on 28-May-2024
Global mean Sea Level
3.4mm/year
since 1993