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CO2 Budget Depletion

Make Earth


Broadcast as part of the World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda on 27 January 2021 - an engaging schedule of online conversations and entertainment.

Part 1 – A Plan for the Planet: The Arctic & Beyond

Arctic Basecamp—a team of Arctic experts and scientists—hosted a high level panel as part of the media programme at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda week. In partnership with the World Economic Forum the panel, moderated by Justin Worland from TIME Magazine, discussed what happened to the Arctic in 2020, why protecting it from warming matters; and what positive, inclusive and sustainable decisions we can take, including policy, science, technology and the public to slow global climate change and achieve a post-pandemic recovery.

Using the Arctic as an initial lens to zoom out to the overall climate crisis, how can we achieve systemic changes?

Part 2 – Make Earth Cool Again: An Arctic Basecamp Science Jam

Following the High-Level Panel, Arctic Basecamp hosted an engaging schedule of online conversations to “Make Earth Cool Again”, hosted live by Rainn Wilson and Parisa Fitz Henley.

This free live virtual programme brought together scientists, experts and entertainers in fireside chats, interviews, skits (by award winning comedy writer Chuck Tatham from Modern Family, Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother) and performances to highlight the urgency of fighting climate change through supporting low carbon action and education – in a really accessible way.

Watch the stream below.



H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
Robert Downey Jr. actor and philanthropist
Eric Rondolat, CEO Signify
Rainn Wilson, actor and activist
Baroness Bryony Worthington, Co-CEO of Quadrature Climate Foundation
Professor Gail Whiteman, Arctic Basecamp founder and Professor of Sustainability at the University of Exeter’s Business School
Justin Worland (moderator), TIME Magazine

1:13:25 Meet Chuck the Polar Bear!

1:19:42 Ariel Winter asks the Arctic Experts

1:24:23 Arctic Basecamp Scientists on Science: a conversation with the experts

1:33:17 Sounding the Arctic Alarm – a message from Cel Spellman

1:37:59 The Role of Business & Philanthropy in Solving the Climate Crisis – Marc Benioff & Rainn Wilson

1:57:53 Left Out in the Cold: Impacts of Covid-19 Stimulus in the Arctic – WWF

2:09:21 SNEAK PEEK – The Last Glaciers: a documentary from filmmaker Craig Leeson

2:12:20 Ted Bear: Survivalist – a BRAND NEW Ted Bear animation

2:13:10 We Only Have One Earth – a special message from Bear Grylls

2:16:05 The Arctic and Extreme Weather – Dr. Jennifer Francis and Prof. Gail Whiteman

2:19:54 Open Water: a documentary from filmmaker Dan McDougal

2:24:12 Emerging From a Planetary Emergency – a discussion with Prof. Alun Hubbard & Sandrine Dixson-Decleve (Club of Rome)

2:26:59 30 Years of Climate Monitoring – Dr. Kim Holmen & Rainn Wilson

2:31:02 A special message and performance from Arcade Fire

2:36:25 Chuck the Polar Bear

2:43:08 Reducing Energy Waste with the Property Brothers (and sister)

2:47:32 Extreme Weather – Dr Jennifer Francis & Parisa Fitz-Henley

2:54:23 Why You Should Care About Science – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe (Science Moms) & Prof Gail Whiteman

3:00:14 The Future of Climate Action – a conversation with Arctic Basecamp Youth Delegates

3:05:02 What Home Life is Like when you Live in the Arctic – Cassidy Miligruak Kramer & Rainn Wilson

3:10:35 A Special Message from Billie Eilish

3:11:39 Every Step Counts- How to Reduce a Carbon Footprint with FINNEAS, Rainn Wilson and Prof Gail Whiteman

3:17:51 The Alignment Between Climate and Social Injustice – Mustafa Santiago Ali and Eva Jones

3:23:00 Health Wellbeing and the Environment with Prof. Michael Depledge CBE & Parisa Fitz Henley

3:29:00 Wildlife Conservation & Climate with The Irwins, Rainn Wilson and Prof David Hik

3:37:54 More from Chuck the Polar Bear

3:44:51 A Special Message and Performance from Andy Grammer

3:48:55 A Hopeful Message from ‘Lil Dicky’ Dave Burd

3:54:01 Sports & Climate Action a conversation with Extreme E (Nico Rosberg, Alejandro Agag, Prof Peter Wadhams and Molly Taylor)

3:58:55 The Disproportionate Effect of Carbon Emissions – Mustafa Santiago Ali and Rainn Wilson

4:14:42 COP26 and the Role of Non-State Actors – Nigel Topping and Rainn Wilson

4:19:57 Fashion’s Role in a More Sustainable Future – Eva Karlsonn from Houdini

4:21:47 The Role of Banking to Move the Needle – BNP Paribas with Rainn Wilson

4:30:20 100% concerned, but 100% optimistic – Antoine Sire (BNP Paribas) and Prof. Gail Whiteman

4:32:55 Why Would a Banker Camp at Davos? Gwen Yu (BNP Paribas) and Prof David Hik

4:39:29 A Special Message and Performance from Michael Franti

4:46:53 A final word from Chuck the Polar Bear


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
585,499 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 27-May-2023
226,061 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 27-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
0.46 megatonnes CO₂e
CO₂e emissions in 2023 so far
Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)
5.71 microgram per cubic meter
on 28-May-2023