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Key figures

Key figures

Key figures

  • The glaciers in the Alps region would have lost 25% of their surface in 12 years.
  • In the 1980’s, 20 % of ice which constituted the Arctic ice floe was more than a year, compared to only 3% today.
  • The Arctic ice floe surface diminishes by 13 % each decade.
  • There are only 8.6 million of km2 of ice in Antarctica, compared to 10.7 million of Km2 in regular time.
  • The number of polar bears would have dropped by 30% in 2050 according to the International Union for Nature Conservation (UICN).
  • The UICN red list currently includes assessed 79 837 species, among which 23 250 are threatened with extinction.
  • Antarctica is warming four time faster than the rest of the planet (17.5 degrees in March 2015- new record) between 1900 and 2011.
  • Antarctica: 17.5°C, heat record.
  • The Arctic ice floe reached ice melting records according to the National Center of Snow and Ice Data (NSIDC): it melted by 49% in 2012, meaning 3.3 million of square kilometers.