Four degree interactive map

How the world could look under high-end climate change

This map was created using scientific evidence that was available in 2007.

In 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its 4th Assessment Report (AR4) which provided a clear view of scientific knowledge about climate change at that time. The IPCC's reports provide research-based information about the causes and consequences of climate change, and assess measures for lessening the severity of climate change and the potential for adapting to its consequences.

In September this year the IPCC began its 5th Assessment Report (AR5), this is the first comprehensive update on the science since AR4 was published.

Find out more about the IPCC and how the Met Office is involved.

Last updated: 17 December 2013