INTERACTIVE | Climate map shows world after 4C rise
Climate map shows world after 4C rise
A map launched at the Science Museum in London has been developed using the latest peer-reviewed science from the Met Office Hadley Centre and other leading impact scientists. It shows that the land will heat up more quickly than the sea, and high latitudes, particularly the Arctic, will have larger temperature increases
"I myself was terrified when I saw these numbers."
October 2009,Hans Joachim Schellnhuber – One of the world’s half-dozen most eminent climate scientists.
He urges governments to agree in Copenhagen to launch "a Green Apollo Project." Like John Kennedy’s pledge to land a man on the moon in ten years, a global Green Apollo Project would aim to put leading economies on a trajectory of zero carbon emissions within ten years. Combined with carbon trading with low-emissions countries, Schellnhuber says, such a "wartime mobilization" might still save us from the worst impacts of climate change.