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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

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

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Unexpected disintegration of ice shelves in North Greenland

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COUNTDOWN

CO2 Budget Depletion

20 Mar 2023

It’s now or never – IPCC 6th Assessment Report released today

Today the final synthesis of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 6th Assessment Report cycle was released. This synthesis report restates that it is “now or never” to act, and that we are well on the path to irreversible climate catastrophe.

While 5/6 of the tipping points that will still be crossed even if we stay within the Paris Agreement temperature limits are in the poles, the effects are global. Emissions have continued to grossly rise even as governments around the world make pledges to stay in line with targets agreed back in 2015.

The world is clearly off-track, and this is our Moonshot moment. With the Willow oil drilling project in in the Arctic having been given the go-ahead just last week this report highlights the urgency for positive action.

We have solutions to curb the crisis if we act now. We need policy leaders, decision makers and global executives to stop waiting for someone else and some other time, but to take drastic and urgent action immediately. Want to know what you can do? Check out our solutions page.

A world past 1.5C or even 2C is not a safe world.

Key insights from the report:

  • With current policies, Earth temperatures will rise between 2.2 and 3.5 °C
  • Lack of action is triggering catastrophic events, which can change the climate “irreversibly”
  • ~3.5 billion people are in immediate death danger from climate-related floods, droughts, and storms
  • UN Secretary-General Guterres specifically urged:
    – Coal phase-out by 2040
    – NetZero electricity generation by 2035
    – 0 new oil & gas licenses immediately

Read the IPPC’s Synthesis Report 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
397,999 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 25-May-2024
153,667 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 25-May-2024
Arctic Amplification
4 times
faster than global average
Arctic 66N+ Wildfire emissions
38.89 megatonnes CO₂e
CO₂e emissions in 2024 so far
Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)
2.62 microgram per cubic meter
on 26-May-2024
Global mean Sea Level
3.4mm/year
since 1993