Interactive CSIC Atlas with Climate Projection

Just a few months ago, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned of this It can exceed the global temperature of the planet, with a probability of 40%, compared to the pre-industrial era over the next five years, so it can to be above 1.5°C by 2026. It’s not a new warning, experts have warned for years about rising temperatures across the planet and its consequences. Added to this is the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel of Experts on Climate Change (IPCC), published this week, which addresses five possible scenarios, one of which is the one that can be reached if the current situation is maintained: Without changes, an increase of 1.5 degrees in 2040, two degrees in 2060 and 2.7 in 2100.”red code for humanity“.

The main novelty of this report is that it analyzes climate change at the regional level, as well as climate phenomena that generate impacts, “with particular attention to extremes, region by region.” No doubt: Climate change is already affecting all regions of the world, which increases the chances of various “clusters” of extreme weather events, such as torrential rain or heat waves – this week, in fact, begins first heat wave Summer in Spain – specific to each region. All of these changes, as the Supreme Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) explains, will be “more general than [del aumento] 2°C, compared to 1.5°C global warming.

At this point, one of the contributions to this report was interactive atlas, a digital tool developed by CSIC itself and Predictia, which provides access to regional information and analyzes of the “IPCC Report Key Findings”, with the aim of aiding the development of “future policies on climate change”. With this atlas, you can access a large (and diverse) amount of climate information, from maps to strings or tables, and subsequently process it from data from organizations such as the Earth System Network Consortium (ESGF) or the Copernican Climate Change Service.

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The atlas consists of two components: on the one hand, the atlas contains regional information that provides access to data on climate change from the main sets of numbers used in the report, and on the other hand, the regional synthesis that summarizes and summarizes the main findings. From the report on Regional assessment of climate change for different types of phenomena: Heat, drought, sea level…so this tool serves not only to support the IPCC report itself, but also a ‘summary for policy makers’.

Future projection of global warming

Behind the development of this atlas is Jose Manuel Gutierrez, a researcher at the Institute of Physics in Cantabria, a joint center of CSIC and the University of Cantabria, as well as Predictia. Thanks to him you can Spatio-temporal and climatic analysis By different parameters, such as, for example, future projections of different scenarios or levels of global warming.

Interactive Atlas of IPCC Working Group I From IPCC On vimeo.

the The final version of the CSIC Interactive Atlas will be presented on September 27In the same month that the IPCC report will be presented in Spain, at a conference coordinated by the Spanish Office of Climate Change which, in addition to the Spanish authors who participated in the report, will be attended by representatives of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).

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