Arctic Temperature Alarm

Air temperature in the Arctic was -19.25°C on 2023-03-23. This is 0.15°C higher than 90th percentile of climatology period... READ MORE

Arctic Temperature Alarm

Air temperature in the Arctic was -19.28°C on 2023-03-22. This is 0.27°C higher than 90th percentile of climatology period... READ MORE

It’s now or never – IPCC 6th Assessment Report released today

Today the final synthesis of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 6th Assessment Report cycle was released. This synthesis report restates that it is "now or never" to act, and that we are well on... READ MORE

Arctic sea ice maximum extent likely 5th lowest on record

Arctic sea ice has likely reached its maximum extent for the year, at 14.62 million square kilometres (5.64 million square miles) on March 6, according to scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at... READ MORE

Record-breaking cyclone brings further decimation to world’s #1 climate vulnerable country

Tropical cyclone Freddy is set to make more international records--including possibly one for the longest-lasting storm, later this... READ MORE


CO2 Budget Depletion

Arctic Basecamp x Reuters Impact


Amid the noise of a frantic news agenda, Arctic Warning aims to keep the climate story front and centre and address the disconnect between boardroom conversations and the concerns, demands and hopes of younger generations.

Arctic Warning Series with Reuters Impact

Reuters IMPACT & Arctic Basecamp launch ‘Arctic Warning’


Hosted by Reuters Editor-at-Large Axel Threlfall and Professor Gail Whiteman, Founder of Arctic Basecamp, the series engages leaders from business and politics, activists and changemakers, presenting an exciting new approach to the climate challenge.

“The future of the arctic is the future of humanity” – ABC Founder


Arctic Basecamp’s Gail Whiteman tells Reuters IMPACT why the arctic is key to managing climate change and that while the private sector wants to act faster to find solutions, it needs to work more closely with science to move forward. “I’m not seeing enough courage,” Whiteman says.

Importance of impact accounting dawning on Davos


Environmentalist, philanthropist and businessman Andre Hoffman tells Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Basecamp that the key to a sustainable future requires an urgent move from traditional financial accounting to impact accounting that measures social, human, and natural capital.

Circularity Excites Ingka’s Brodin Most


Jesper Brodin, CEO of Ingka Group, tells Reuters & Arctic Basecamp that circularity has overtaken renewable energy as the solution that excites him most in the climate conversation. Yet while he remains optimistic about the overall direction of travel, more courage and more risk-taking is urgently needed from business leaders to drive momentum.

“Scientists are bad-asses” – Princess Eugenie enlightened by Davos conversations


In an exclusive conversation, Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie tells Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Basecamp that she feels enlightened by efforts to fight climate change, but at the same time impatient to see real progress. Describing herself as “glass half full,” the Princess tells us how eager she is to help move the needle on the environment.


“Hope is not a plan” – Pakistan Climate Minister


Pakistan’s climate minister, Sherry Rehman, spoke to Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Basecamp on the fringes of the World Economic Forum saying that while everybody wants to help, the glass is only one-third full right now and that “hope is not a plan.”

Ukraine war underscores need to back new green tech – Boris Johnson


Description: In an exclusive conversation with Reuters IMPACT and Arctic Basecamp, Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urges the world to double down on new green technologies such as wind and nuclear, saying the results will eventually speak for themselves. “You have to overcome people’s scepticism and show them that green agenda is going to bring their bills down,” he says.


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
1,060,750 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 26-Mar-2023
409,555 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 26-Mar-2023
Arctic Amplification
2.81 times
faster than global average in last 30 years
2.59 times
faster than global average in last 50 years
2.49 times
faster than global average in last 70 years
Arctic Wildfire emissions
0.19 megatonnes CO₂e
CO₂e emissions in 2023 so far
Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)
2.72 microgram per cubic meter
on 21-Mar-2023