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The above map was published by Le Monde a couple of days ago. It shows the expected consequences of global warming by 2100.
See below for the translation and a few other pics.
The legend of the map:
- rising waters
main coastal cities
- increasing temperatures
less than 0.5°C (0.9°F)
more than 3°C (5°F)
more than 5°C (8°F)
- extension of deserts
- melting ice
melting polar caps
- flora and fauna
displacement of biogeographic areas.
And a few local maps:
average cumulative loss in ice thickness of glaciers in Patagonia
hazel trees (on the basis of temperature increase of 3.6°C/6.5°F and doubling of CO2 levels)
red: current area, will have disappeared by 2080
light green:: current area, will still grow in 2080
dark green: new area of growth in 2080
robusta coffee: current area of growth (yellow), and area of growth if temperatures increase by 2°C (3°F) (red)
Bangladesh: areas flooded by a 50cm (20in) rise in water levels / a 100cm (40in) rise. Water is expected to rise by 40-50 cm by 2100. It went up by 1.8mm per year this century, but 3mm/y since 1993
If you have a subscription to Le Monde, here’s the link