A climate scientist explains what the melting Arctic means for the world

As emissions continue to drive the climate crisis and we begin deregulating protected areas, the Arctic region is at higher risk than ever before. The article explains what it would take to restore our planet's climate regulator

  • Ice is melting at a record rate in the Arctic, losing 20,000 square kilometres of cover per day.
  • Since the 1970s, we have lost 75% of the volume of Arctic summer sea ice.
  • Just as the Amazon can be considered the lungs of the world, the Arctic is like our circulation system and feeds in to global climate change everywhere