Impacts of climate change
A look at the possible impacts of climate change and how the effects are spread across the planet
The planet faces a range of scenarios depending on the level of continuing greenhouse gas emissions. Some change is inevitable but the extent and severity of long-term climate disruption depends on future emissions.
This infographic shows many of the main drivers of climate change, climate system responses, and impacts on people and ecosystems
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- Drivers of Climate Change. These are (largely anthropogenic) factors that result in a change to the climate system, such as the emission of greenhouse gases
- Changes to the Climate System. Responses of the Climate system to the Drivers of Climate Change, such as rising sea levels and more extreme weather events
- Impacts. The impacts of climate change on people and ecosystems