As governments discuss climate change in Paris, they’ll be referring to the dire predictions of climate scientists. Here are three visualizations of possible futures based on detailed climate models and summed up by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in their 2013 report. The deeper the red – the hotter things are getting.
The message is clear: we better act fast.
How did they come up with these models? Read or listen to Nell Greenfieldboyce’s story.
Image Credit: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio and NASA Center for Climate Simulation