The impact of a global temperature rise of 2C

This poster, viewable online, highlights some of the impacts of a global-average temperature rise of 2 degrees C above the pre-industrial age climate.

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Educators could seed a discussion of this map with questions about why certain impacts are projected for different regions. Important caveat at the bottom of the page notes that adaptive capacity not taken into consideration. Given that 2 degrees C is now a likely minimum of change, what can be done to adapt human systems to the change and how will ecosystems on which we depend adapt?

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