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CO2 Budget Depletion

24 Feb 2023 | Los Angeles, US

Los Angeles Blizzard Warning

Los Angeles is associated with many things: Hollywood, beaches, sports, traffic. But blizzards?
Yes, you read that right! Los Angeles is currently under a blizzard warning with projected snow accumulation up to 5ft (1.5m) in the surrounding mountains and winds whipping through at 75mph (120kpm, just over hurricane force).
Storms like this are especially disastrous when hitting regions unaccustomed to such weather. The last time Los Angeles was under a blizzard warning? 1989. More and more, the climate crisis is fuelling such out-of-place storms around the world. Did you know that warming in the Arctic is directly contributing to this storm through a deep jet stream dip known as a ‘trough’?
To learn how and why the Arctic is such a planetary control centre, check out our brand new vision.
Image credit: Downtown Los Angeles, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons



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
475,999 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 20-Apr-2024
183,783 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 20-Apr-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)
2.94 microgram per cubic meter
on 21-Apr-2024
Global mean Sea Level
since 1993