Skip to main content

Arctic Circle land temperature reaches 48C

by Slack, Aug 2
1 minute read

Amidst an elongated and abnormal heatwave, land temperatures in the Article Circle  have hit 48C – breaking records and contributing to fires in the region.

white fox lying on ground

So What?

The Amazon Rainforest  emitting more carbon than it stores, devastating fires in California and Australia over the past couple of years, climate migration due to desertification occurring on every continent, and now parts of Siberia and Canada breaking temperature records and setting alight all signal the climate crisis gathering pace.  Could fires and record temperatures in the Arctic spur drastic and emergency climate action?  If not, what climate catastrophe would spur the drastic emergency response?



by Slack Spotted 22 signals

Have you spotted a signal of change?

Register to receive the latest from the Futures Centre.
Sign up

  • 0
  • Share

Join discussion

Related signals

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.