State of the Cryosphere Report 2022

Growing Losses, Global Impacts

Reviewed and supported by over 60 leading cryosphere scientists, the Report details how a combination of melting polar ice sheets, vanishing glaciers, and thawing permafrost will have rapid, irreversible, and disastrous effects on the Earth’s population. The 2022 Report, Growing Losses, Global Impacts, updates the latest cryosphere science, and emphasizes that the global impacts of these changes are spreading and worsening.

State of the Cryosphere reports take the pulse of the cryosphere on an annual basis. The cryosphere is the name given to Earth’s snow and ice regions and ranges from ice sheets, glaciers and permafrost to sea ice and the polar oceans – which are acidifying far more rapidly than warmer waters.

Citation: ICCI, 2022. State of the Cryosphere 2022 – Growing Losses, Global Impacts. International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI), Stockholm, Sweden. 60 pp.

Published: 7 November 2022

Download the report