Extreme heatwave in Siberia

A current extreme heatwave in Siberia is bringing new record temperatures daily. Heat records are being broken... READ MORE

UPDATE Greenland Heatwave

The early warning we issued on May 25th for the first heatwave in #Greenland has occurred on May 31st to June 1st with a temperature anomaly event and high ice melt... READ MORE

NEW – Near Real-time Pan-Arctic Alerts (ARP-PAAS)

The Arctic Risk Platform has a new Pan-Arctic Alert System (PAAS) using operational weather forecasting, satellite and ground observations to deliver updates of a real-time view of unfolding climate extremes. This is... READ MORE


The first moderate heatwave is forecast for Greenland around June 1,... READ MORE

One of Greenland’s largest glaciers is actively melting from beneath

Below the surface, the Petermann Glacier, one of Greenland's largest, is actively melting--from... READ MORE


CO2 Budget Depletion

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The Arctic is warming at a terrifying rate — and what happens in the Arctic, doesn’t stay there. Take our challenge and raise your voice to demand climate action.


What’s Happening in the Arctic?

Today’s task: Find out more about what’s happening in the Arctic — and why the whole world should care. 

In less than half a century, the Arctic has warmed nearly four times faster than the rest of the world. 

But what happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. Each fraction of a degree in Arctic warming is having a huge impact on the whole world, from rising sea levels to more intense heat waves worldwide. 

Today, take less than seven minutes to watch Arctic Basecamp founder, Prof. Gail Whiteman, explain why the melting Arctic matters for us all.


What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay there.

Todays task: Find out how the Arctic is ramping up risks in climate vulnerable countries everywhere.

Rapid Arctic warming and melt are amplifying existing threats to Arctic communities, as well climate-vulnerable areas around the world.



Demand Climate Action

Today’s task: Raise your voice to demand world leaders take climate action NOW.

The world’s richest nations are most responsible for climate change. Meanwhile, the world’s poorest are the ones experiencing its most devastating effects. 

This is climate injustice — and leaders of the world’s richest nations are failing to take action to address it. 

Today, raise your voice and urge leaders of the G20 to act now for countries on the front lines of the climate emergency.



But don’t stop there — you can still do more…



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
605,499 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 04-Jun-2023
233,783 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 04-Jun-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
0.60 megatonnes CO₂e
CO₂e emissions in 2023 so far
Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)
5.50 microgram per cubic meter
on 05-Jun-2023