http://environment.newscientist.com/article/mg19325874.000

“2100: A world of wild weather”

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Climate change index, with greater changes in darker shades

“Think back to the hottest summer you can remember. Now imagine a summer like that every year. For those of us who are still around by the end of the 21st century, this is what we can expect, according to a new index that maps the different ways that climate change will hit different parts of the world. The map reveals how much more frequent extreme climate events, such as heatwaves and floods, will be by 2100 compared with the late 20th century. It is the first to show how global warming will combine with natural variations in the climate to affect our planet.”

This page has some graphic illustrations of climate change — although keep in mind that research is going on all the time in order to improve the accuracy of these predictions, for example see “Rotting leaf litter study could lead to more accurate climate models”.

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