The polar ice is our planet’s
air conditioning system.
It secures balanced weather globally so that we may have the food and resources we need to survive.
But it now faces an extraordinary threat. Today, there is 75% less Arctic sea ice in the summer than there was 50 years ago.
Sea ice reflects back 50% of the sun’s radiation. When it melts, the open water it leaves behind reflects only 10% of the heat and absorbs the rest. Parts of the Arctic Ocean are already 4C too hot.
Warmer water means warmer air, which melts land ice as well as sea ice. Several million square km of Arctic land that used to be covered by snow, are now bare.
Scientists are calling the situation in the Arctic Ocean a “death spiral”. The more the Arctic ice melts, the warmer our world gets. The warmer our world gets, the more the ice melts.
We need to stop this vicious cycle, now.
15,000 scientists have signed an urgent warning to all of humanity that we must change our ways immediately. Many say 50% of the planet must now become conservation areas in order to prevent mass extinctions.
There has never been a more apt time to come together for one common goal: MAPS (the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary).