How will the weather forecasts be in 2050? Rather dramatic and bewildering if climate change gets out of hand, the researchers said.
In a series of videos, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will reveal how the effects of global warming could affect our planet in the future.
Fictional weather reports describe how droughts, floods and heat waves could cause problems over the next 30 years.
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The Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is releasing videos that predict what weather reports will look like in 2050 (screenshot shown). These are based on what happens if climate change is allowed to continue
According to the researchers, if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere could rise by more than 4 Â° C (7.2 Â° F) by the end of the 21st century.
COULD EAT LESS MEAT AND DAIRY PRODUCTS MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE?
A report released earlier this year came to similar conclusions, that emissions from agriculture threaten to continue to rise as global consumption of meat and dairy products increases.
If agricultural emissions are not taken into account, nitrous oxide from fields and methane from livestock could double by 2070. On its own, it would be virtually impossible to meet the climate target.
âWe have shown that reducing the consumption of meat and dairy products is essential to bring agricultural climate pollution down to safe levels,â said Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
âA generalized dietary change can take a long time. We should already be thinking about how we can make our food more climate friendly.
By 2050, estimates indicate that beef and lamb will account for half of all agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, while contributing only 3% of human calorie intake.
Cheese and other dairy products will account for about a quarter of total agricultural climate pollution.
To find out what this could mean for the people of Earth, WMO invited TV weather presenters to imagine giving a weather forecast from the year 2050.
The result is a spectacular collection of possible scenarios based on the most recent climate science.
News forecasters include people from channels across Europe, South America, and the United States.
A ‘teaser’ video was released today, while videos from the various networks will gradually be released throughout September at WMO website.
âWhile climate change is global, the impacts will be local,â the video says.
The project aims to support discussions to be held at the 2014 United Nations Climate Summit on September 23.
Here, the UN Secretary-General’s Ban Ki-moon hopes to convince world leaders in government, finance, business and civil society to take decisive action on climate change.
WMO hopes that a meaningful legal agreement can be reached to start seriously reducing greenhouse gas emissions from next year.
The Earth’s average temperature could rise by more than 4 Â° C (7.2 Â° F) by the end of the 21st century, researchers say. This could lead to more extreme weather conditions around the world, such as storms, droughts and floods. Videos are released ahead of the 2014 UN Climate Summit on September 23