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Thousands of you took part in the world’s largest climate experiment

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World results

Each of you who took part in the experiment ran a full global climate prediction model. So what do the experiment results tell us about global climate changes?

Global temperature change

See how the temperature could change across the Earth for the near and distant future. These maps represent one of the likely models from the middle of the range.

2020s Temperatures in the 2020sopen new window 2050s Temperatures in the 2050sopen new window 2070s Temperatures in the 2070sopen new window

The map colours show a change in temperature compared to the 1960 - 2000 average. So red and orange colours indicate the greatest change from the climate those regions are used to. These are areas that may well find it hardest to cope.

The experiment predicts a 4°C rise in temperature for the UK by 2080. But how does the rest of the world fare? New Zealand escapes with a lower temperature increase while Alaska should expect a larger rise than the UK. Find out below why different regions of the globe will heat at different rates.

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Why will some places warm up more than others?

Compare the average temperature change predicted up to 2080 for selected regions around the world.

Find out why some areas are likely to heat more than others.

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