We are proud to present our Arctic Sea Ice Stripes with you, created by Arctic Basecamp. In this brand new visualisation, the light stripes represent years with more of the Arctic Ocean covered by sea ice, and darker stripes represent years with less ice and more exposed ocean. It paints a clear picture: rising temperatures mean Arctic sea ice is disappearing. The lowest annual average sea ice was recorded in 2020.
See the interactive graph and hover over each stripe HERE.
This visualisation shows data presented in a new way, as temperatures rise across the world, Arctic sea ice melts. Each point on the graph represents a year – with a trend showing that Arctic sea ice is lowest during years with the highest global temperatures.
See the interactive graph and see each year’s data HERE.
What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay there, in fact, the loss of Arctic sea ice has massive repercussions for the rest of the globe:
We know that more people need to be aware of the importance of Arctic sea ice, no matter how far away from the Arctic they live.
For more information please visit our Arctic Sea Ice page.
The following gauges show up-to-date data regarding key indicators in the Arctic. These indicators clearly point to the crisis at hand.