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CO2 Budget Depletion

Extreme Weather

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.



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
4.5 hundred thousands l/s
on average in 1986-2015
4.5 tons per second
on average in 1986-2015
Worldwide number of disasters
265 disasters
more events in 2022 in comparison to 1970s
183 disasters
more events in 2022 in comparison to 1980s
100 disasters
more events in 2022 in comparison to 1990s
Arctic Sea Ice Extent
623,500 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 30-May-2023
240,733 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 30-May-2023
Arctic Amplification
2.82 times
faster than global average in last 30 years
2.57 times
faster than global average in last 50 years
2.54 times
faster than global average in last 70 years
Arctic Wildfire emissions
0.52 megatonnes CO₂e
CO₂e emissions in 2023 so far
Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)
5.69 microgram per cubic meter
on 31-May-2023