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Below the surface, the Petermann Glacier, one of Greenland's largest, is actively melting--from... READ MORE
Scientists expect that the global temperature will rise above the 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold within the next five years. The World Meteorological Organization has indicated that, due to a combination of fossil fuel... READ MORE
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CO2 Budget Depletion
The map above shows a summary of significant climate anomalies and events for January 2023 compiled by scientists at NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information.
In the northern hemisphere, extreme weather events such as wildfires, drought, heat waves, floods and persistent rainfall events are exacerbated by rapid Arctic warming through its effects on:
i) Meanders in the tropospheric jet stream resulting in the transport of cold Arctic air to midlatitudes,
ii) Atmospheric rivers or plumes of warm and moist air that transport heat and moisture poleward, causing heavy precipitation and Arctic heatwaves,
iii) Significant disruptions in mid-March to the stratospheric (upper atmospheric) polar vortex that cause extreme winter weather in mid-latitudes.
View maps on these other global risks:
The following gauges show up-to-date data regarding key indicators in the Arctic. These indicators clearly point to the crisis at hand.