The Year of the Polar Prediction has begun a two-year international effort aimed to improve predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic. The warming Arctic does not only have a debilitating effect on the traditional indigenous communities, wildlife and ecosystem on the local level, it also influences weather conditions all over the world. The effects of the warming Arctic include extreme cold spells, heat spells and droughts in the Northern Hemisphere.
This initiative brings together academics and scientists from all over the world to build an accurate model.
In their inspiring video, the World Meteorological Organisation explains why Polar climate change is an important issue for the entire world.