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Ave max temp - Stabilized emissions
What "afternoon highs" are projected for the future if we reduce and stabilize global emissions of heat-trapping gases within the next two decades?  

Colors show projected average daily maximum temperature for each month from the 2020s through the 2090s, based on a stabilized-emissions future. In this case, the stabilized-emissions future represents a specific Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) called RCP 4.5. Learn more about RCPs » « Go back to the Data Snapshots interface

Where do these measurements come from?  

Temperature projections in these images represent output from 32 global climate models that are all part of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5). Projections labeled as “Stabilized emissions” represent a potential future in w...

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