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See what three degrees of global warming looks like

See what three degrees of global warming looks like 7



If global temperatures rise three degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the results would be catastrophic. It’s an entirely plausible scenario, and this film shows you what it would look like.

00:00 – What will a 3°C world look like?
00:57 – Climate change is already having devastating effects
02:58 – How climate modelling works
04:06 – Nowhere is safe from global warming
05:20 – The impact of prolonged droughts
08:24 – Rising sea levels, storm surges and flooding
10:27 – Extreme heat and wet-bulb temperatures
12:51 – Increased migration and conflict
14:26 – Adaptation and mitigation are crucial

Read our briefing about a three degree world:

View all of The Economist’s climate change coverage:

Sign up to our climate change newsletter:

Listen to our new climate podcast, “To a Lesser Degree”:

Read our special report on stabilising the climate:

Listen to an episode of “The Intelligence” podcast about a 3°C world:

What would different levels of global warming look like?

How climate modelling works:

Read about the IPCC’s starkest warning yet about climate change:

What to look out for at COP26:

Why the COP26 climate summit will be both crucial and disappointing:

Broken promises, energy shortages and covid-19 will hamper COP26:

Why damage from climate change will be widespread and sometimes surprising:

Children born today are likely to face seven times more extreme weather events than their grandparents:

How to prepare for rising sea levels:

Podcast: The growing risk of deadly heatwaves:

The danger posed by heatwaves needs to be taken more seriously:

What if firms were forced to pay for frying the planet:

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