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Climate Map Shows World After 4 Degrees Celsius Rise

An interactive map of the world details the likely effects of a failure to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The map shows the impact of an average four degrees Celsius rise in global temperature on water availability, agricultural productivity, health, sea level rise, risk of fire, melting of ice sheets, and thawing of permafrost.  A September 2009 study by the Met Office Hadley Centre, the UK's climate change research organization and creators of the map, indicated that such a 4C rise could come as soon as 2060 without urgent and serious action to reduce emissions.

To access the interactive climate map, click here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2009/oct/22/climate-change-carbon-emissions