The map above shows areas with 90 or more days per year above 32° C C under a scenario of 1° C warming (compared to 1850-1900 average), which we passed in 2017. Explore more about the changes in global temperature distribution under other scenarios presented in Probable Futures’ predictions.
Hot, humid conditions contribute to heat stress, heat-related deaths, and productivity loss. The rapid decrease of the albedo effect associated with the Arctic will result in rising global temperatures and create a hotter climate.
Find out more about how the Arctic affects 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.