Cyclone Michaung wreaks havoc in Southern India

Cyclone Michaung wreaks havoc in Southern India as it intensifies into a severe storm. Warmer oceans are the primary reason for the storm which is closely linked to Arctic Sea ice... READ MORE

Confirmed: 2023 set to be the warmest year on record

The WMO provisional State of the Global Climate report confirms that 2023 is set to be the warmest year on record, regardless of the final two months of... READ MORE

Colossal Antarctic iceberg, five times larger than New York City, breaks free and drifts away from region

On November 24th, scientists from the Bristish Antarctic Survey (BAS) were astonished to observe an iceberg measuring around 4,000 square kilometers (more than twice the size of Greater London) drifting away from the... READ MORE

World surpasses critical warming threshold for the first time

On November 17th, global temperatures reached 2.07°C above pre-industrial levels for the first time on record.... READ MORE

Unexpected disintegration of ice shelves in North Greenland

Alarm bells ringing as rapid disintegration and weakening of ice shelves in North Greenland is observed!... READ MORE

COUNTDOWN

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UN SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT GOALS

SDG 17 - PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

 

The fate of the Arctic will affect the future of humanity. Addressing threats to and from these global commons requires partnerships from all sectors and countries. 

GLOBAL

The fate of the Arctic will affect the future of humanity. Addressing threats to and from these global commons requires partnerships from all sectors and countries.

ARCTIC

Despite geopolitical tensions, there are several partnerships aimed at bringing the Arctic nations together to address regional security and impacts of rapid change. The Arctic Council is the leading intergovernmental body in doing so, which beyond the eight Arctic states also includes permanent representation from six Arctic Indigenous Peoples and 38 observers in the form of non-Arctic states, intergovernmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations (Arctic Council, n.d.).

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ARCTIC RISK INDICATORS

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
13 million l/s
on average
13 million tonnes/s
on average
Arctic Sea Ice Extent
435,999 km²
below 1981-2010 average on 13-Apr-2024
168,339 mi²
below 1981-2010 average on 13-Apr-2024
Arctic Amplification
4 times
faster than global average
Arctic 66N+ Wildfire emissions
-0.00 megatonnes CO₂e
CO₂e emissions in 2024 so far
Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)
3.68 microgram per cubic meter
on 14-Apr-2024
Global mean Sea Level
3.4mm/year
since 1993