A degree by degree explanation of what will happen when the earth warms

| January 25, 2018 | Leave a Comment

Photo by VanessaC via Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Item Link: Access the Resource

Media Type: Article - Foundational

Categories: , ,

What are the implications of a warming world? What does an average global increase by two degrees actually mean in terms of food production, sea level rise, species survival, water supply, and global stability? What about four degrees?

“Even if greenhouse emissions stopped overnight the concentrations already in the atmosphere would still mean a global rise of between 0.5 and 1C. A shift of a single degree is barely perceptible to human skin, but it’s not human skin we’re talking about. It’s the planet; and an average increase of one degree across its entire surface means huge changes in climatic extremes.”

Read the full article. 

Email this to someoneTweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedIn
The views and opinions expressed through the MAHB Website are those of the contributing authors and do not necessarily reflect an official position of the MAHB. The MAHB aims to share a range of perspectives and welcomes the discussions that they prompt.