Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The IPCC Climate Apocalypse Maps

map showing global mean temperature change since 1850 

Yesterday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its landmark report into climate change. The warnings in the report couldn't be more stark. Climate scientists say that we are about to witness increasingly extreme heatwaves, large scale flooding events and more severe droughts. According to the report we are likely to pass the catastrophic milestone of 1.5 degrees centigrade in global heating in a little over thirteen years from now. Then things are likely to get a lot worse a lot more quickly.

You can view visualizations of the IPCC's devastating climate projections on a new interactive map. The IPCC WGI Interactive Atlas provides a number of projections of how the climate will change in our near future. Using the map you can view a number of climate, oceanic and socio-economic variables and visualize how these variables will change over the rest of this century under four different climate change scenarios. 

According to the report humanity is at a dangerous tipping point but the IPCC believe that the climate can still be saved - if we are prepared to take immediate and dramatic action. We need to cut global emissions in half by 2030. We then need to reach net zero by the middle of this century. If we do this then we may stop and even possible reverse global heating. 

In response to the report a few global leaders expressed concern, a few leaders said that somebody should do something about it and then every single one of them carried on as normal, burning the planet to the ground.

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