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article imageClimate change: Just how hot will it get in your lifetime?

By Anne Sewell     Sep 30, 2013 in Environment
The UN is about to publish an exhaustive examination of climate change. The science is predicting dangerous temperature rises in our future. Now there's an interactive guide to find out just how hot it will get in your lifetime, unless there is change.
If you would like to know just what you can look forward to in the way of increasing temperatures if carbon emissions continue like they are at present, the Guardian has published a handy interactive guide which will give you an idea of what to expect. The guide shows projections, based on the UN report.
Data was provided by "the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, and Department of Physics, University of Oxford, with support from the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Modelling by Richard Millar. Interactive by Duncan Clark."
The Guardian states that the temperature projections are based on the idealized climate model of Boucher and Reddy (2009), "as used for calculation of warming potentials in IPCC (2013), driven by the IPCC "RCP8.5" high emissions scenario. They are consistent with, but not identical to, to the projections of the IPCC (2013)."
The writer of this article is 60-years-old and the projections are scary enough - for those much younger, there will be hot days ahead indeed unless a solution can be found. Try it out and see.
The Guardian has published an interactive guide to just how hot it will get in your lifetime if carb...
The Guardian has published an interactive guide to just how hot it will get in your lifetime if carbon emissions continue as they are.
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