Let’s come together to fight climate chaos and protect the Arctic. It begins with you.

Climate chaos is the biggest environmental threat humanity has ever faced. And nowhere on the planet is more endangered than the Arctic. Even in this time of a global pandemic and slowing fossil fuel use, the arctic is a sentinel for relevant changes seen around the world.

The Arctic Arts Project is working with individuals, communities, businesses, and policy makers to inspire, educate and promote action surrounding climate change. With your help we can reduce climate pollution, improve efficiency, promote renewable energy and achieve a 100% clean economy by 2050.

Our Latest Film is Now Live!
Climate Chaos: Winter Methane

Our latest film on Winter Methane makes the implicit, explicit.
Methane is invisible. Climate is invisible. Watch and see how we make them both visible and relevant to world at large. Understanding the science of methane is critical to navigating our path through climate chaos.
In a warming Arctic, methane is becoming a contributor to climate chaos. See the incredibly imagery, captured by the Arctic Arts team, of methane in the winter landscape of the North.

Our team keeps coming back to this observation by John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself we find that it is bound fast by a thousand invisible cords that cannot be broken, to everything in the universe.”

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Climate Chaos: Winter Methane

The Arctic Arts Project finds visual evidence of the latest scientific findings on climate change in Greenland

June 19, 2019, the Arctic Arts Project presented the findings from our May expedition to Greenland to the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature). Here is a video of the presentation if you’d like a better look at what we found and some thoughts on the changes in Western Greenland and the world.

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Greenland Ground Zero- The IUCN report.

Climate Change Evidence

Evidence of Change Comes in Many Forms

The Arctic Arts team of visual communicators recently witnessed, first hand, the dramatic melt currently happening in West Greenland. With temperatures soaring to 40ºF/4.4ºC above average, the seasonal melt was more than 4 weeks ahead of schedule. Over 40% of Greenland experienced melting during one week in June, with total ice loss estimated to be more than 2 gigatons (equal to 2 billion tons) on just one day alone.

While Greenland is a rather large body of land comprised mostly of ice, it is highly unusual for that much ice to be lost in the middle of June. The average “melt season” for Greenland runs from June to August, with the bulk of the melting occurring in July. The Arctic Arts Team saw the dramatic changes unfolding in May, and by mid-June the melt had reached at unprecedented levels.

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Climate Change Facts

The Melt: We Are All Ice Dependent Species

The Arctic is warming twice as quickly as the global average (a phenomenon known as Arctic Amplification). In 2019 there was a calculated 350 gigaton of fresh water melt from the Greenland glaciers and ice cap.

Fresh Water
and Climate Chaos

Freshwater is deeply impacted by changes in climate. Weather is more extreme meaning some places receive far more rain and snow than normal, creating the conditions for flooding. Other places receive far less water, putting strain on water systems and the people and animals that depend on them. In the Arctic, this can mean areas that are normally wet in summer become dry, sometimes shifting to polar desert.

Tundra & Permafrost:
The Methane Quota 

When permafrost melts, there are impacts on drainage, ground water, river runoffs, and ecological systems. There can be a significant release of carbon and methane from the frozen soil.

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The Arctic Arts Project Presents a New Film by Florian LeDoux:  I AM VITAL

Water is necessary for the survival of all living things on the Earth’s surface.
Around our planet, it appears in many forms, liquid, gas or solid.
Almost 70% of the freshwater on our planet is held within glaciers and ice-sheets.

We take water for granted, even though it is something we all depend on.
Our future, amongst other challenges, depends on the capability of preserving the ice. We simply cannot live without the air, and many species cannot live without ice.

This short documentary was filmed over a three year span in Greenland, Antarctica, Nunavut, Svalbard, and Iceland.