The impact of a global temperature rise of 4 degree Celsius

This interactive world map shows the impact of a global temperature rise of 4 degrees Celsius on a variety of factors including agriculture, marine life, fires, weather patterns, and health. Hot Spots can be clicked on to get more specific information about the problems in different regions.

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UK Met Office - Hadley Centre

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

The interactive nature of this map makes it easier to focus on specific information, although some of the text and details of the map are difficult to read. Use the slider between the two magnifying glasses to "zoom in" on areas of the map.

There is some background information at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2009/global-temperatures.

This resources was originally developed for COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009. A majority of the secondary links for the "click here for more information" do not work, and all the other secondary links take the user to the same archived snapshot page that may not have any pertinent information available regarding their questions. However, students could start research with the limited information available and then go to other resources to learn more.

Careful guidance of the student through the material is needed.

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