The impact of a global temperature rise of 4 degree Celsius

This interactive world map shows the impact of a global temperature rise of 4 degrees Celsius on a variety of factors including agriculture, marine life, fires, weather patterns, and health. Hot Spots can be clicked on to get more specific information about the problems in different regions.

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UK Met Office - Hadley Centre

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

As with any good map, there are many connections to explore. It could serve either as an introduction to a unit on global climate change impacts or as a way to summarize the material.

Educators could have students investigate the map as a way to initiate good discussion of the impacts of climate change on different regions.

Begin your investigation of the map with all of the graphic indicators clicked "off."

Educators could seed a discussion of this map with questions about why certain impacts are projected for certain regions and not others.

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