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Ave max temp - High emissions
What "afternoon highs" are projected for future decades if global emissions of heat-trapping gases continue increasing through 2100?  

Colors show projected average daily high temperature for each month from the 2020s through the 2090s, based on a high-emissions future. In this case, the high-emissions future represents a specific Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) called RCP 8.5. Learn more about RCPs »

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 “High emissions” represent a potential future in which g...

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