Global Climate Risks Platform

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Global Climate Risks

As the climate crisis escalates, life as we know it is in trouble. Soaring temperatures are fueling the spread of disease, food and water insecurity, and sea level rise. Billions of people are affected by extreme weather events, cities too hot to live in, humanitarian crises, trade and supply chain disruption and economic turmoil.

The Arctic is a barometer of the climate crisis, but how fast is the Arctic changing, and how exactly do changes in the Arctic affect the rest of the world?

The Science Hub is where you’ll understand how the Arctic affects global climate risks and monitor the changing state of the Arctic through science-based indicators. You can view the effects of Arctic change on extreme weather, sea-level rise, food and water security, heat stress, and health.

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POLAR CHANGE

Has Global impact.

The world faces a cascade of risks stemming from the climate crisis. From intensified and more frequent extreme weather events to food and water insecurity and public health and humanitarian crises, sea level rise and economic losses, trade and supply chain disruption and cities too hot to live in, climate change is impacting every corner of the planet. Click on the squares below to find out more.

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Latest Arctic Risk Indicators

% days | days

Arctic 66N+ (66°N+) Surface Temperature

35 % days

in 2024 are above 90th percentile of 1981-2010

47 days

in 2024 are above 90th percentile of 1981-2010

Liters/sec | tonnes/sec

Greenland rate of ice loss

13 million l/s

on average

13 million tonnes/s

on average

km² | mi²

Arctic Sea Ice Extent

424,500 km²

below 1981-2010 average on 17-May-2024

163,899 mi²

below 1981-2010 average on 17-May-2024

1970s | 1980s | 1990s

Worldwide number of disasters

292 disasters

more events in 2022 in comparison to 1970s

210 disasters

more events in 2022 in comparison to 1980s

127 disasters

more events in 2022 in comparison to 1990s

MT

Arctic 66N+ Wildfire emissions

18.19 megatonnes CO₂e

CO₂e emissions in 2024 so far

μg/m³

Arctic Air Quality (PM2.5)

3.18 microgram per cubic meter

on 18-May-2024

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