According to an infographic published by the Clean Arctic Alliance, the Arctic is warming 3 times faster than the rest of our planet.
onsidering this fact, the shipping industry must rapidly reduce CO2 and black carbon emissions and their effect on the Arctic. In fact, reversing the loss of the Arctic ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice is critical to the future of Arctic wildlife, communities and the planet.
More specifically, according to the infographic:
- The overall thickness, volume and age of sea ice has decreased by 80% since 1979;
- In 2021, rain – not snow – fell for the first time at the Greenland Summit Station;
- The post-winter sea ice volume in April 2021 was the lowest since records began in 2010;
- In 2020, the highest temperature ever was recorded at the Arctic at 38 degrees Celcius.