Interactive Map Shows the Impact of Global Warming

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Met Office Climate Change Map (screenshot)

The Guardian reports on the British government’s release of an interactive map that shows the impact of a four-degree rise in average global temperatures. “It shows that the rise will not evenly be spread across the globe, with temperature rises much larger than 4C in high latitudes such as the Arctic. Because the sea warms more slowly, average land temperature will increase by 5.5C, which scientists said would shrink agricultural yields for all major cereal crops on all major regions of production.”

Interactive Map Shows the Impact of Global Warming first appeared on The Map Room: A Weblog About Maps on October 23, 2009. Copyright © 2009 Jonathan Crowe. Distributed under a Creative Commons licence.