Understanding the Climate Crisis – Science

The science behind our infographic “Understanding the Climate Crisis“:

Infographic Climate Crisis

Emissions

Impacts

  • Sudan drought: http://www.audubonmagazine.org/articles/climate/darfur-first-climate-war
  • Heat wave in Europe: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1631069107003770
  • Ice-free Arctic Ocean: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/13/the-end-of-the-arctic-ocean-could-be-ice-free-by-2015.html
  • Coral reefs: http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v3/n2/full/nclimate1674.html
  • Greenland Meltdown: IPCC, WGI AR5 SPM, 5.8, 13.4-5, http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg1/WG1AR5_SPM_FINAL.pdf page 29. We indicate the cited 1-4° range here on its middle point: 2.5° temperature rise.
  • Amazon Die-off: http://iopscience.iop.org/1755-1315/6/6/062017/pdf/ees9_6_062017.pdf and http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/news/events/amazon/harris.pdf
  • Permafrost melt: IPCC AR5, http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/syr/SYR_AR5_LONGERREPORT.pdf page 31: 180-920 GtCO2 release for RCP 8.5 over 21st century.
  • Extinctions of species: IPCC AR4
  • Methane clathrates: http://geosci.uchicago.edu/~archer/reprints/archer.2005.clathrates.pdf