Explore Regional Climate Change

How will climate change affect different parts of the world? The maps below show how much climate change is expected for various regions of the world near the end of the 21st Century as compared to late 20th Century. They are based on the results of 21 climate models.

Choose a region and either temperature or precipitation from the pop-up menus and see how climate is predicted to change there in the future.

  • The maps showing temperature have a scale running from -1° C. (that is, a decrease in temperature of 1°) to +10° C.
  • The maps showing precipitation have a scale running from -50% (a 50% decrease in precipitation) to 50% (a 50% increase in precipitation).
Last modified May 26, 2009 by Lisa Gardiner.

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