Future climate and climate adaptation
If emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases are not drastically reduced the future climate will change significantly.
Future climate change caused by increased greenhouse is inevitable. Even if we succeed very soon in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and stabilizing the atmospheric content at the current level, there will be a global temperature increase of one or more degrees over the next 40 to 50 years because of the emissions that have already taken place.
Depending on how greenhouse gas emissions evolve in the coming decades, the earth's average temperature will rise between 0.3 and 4.8°C. At the same time the world's sea levels are expected to rise between 20 and 98 cm. We can already see the effects of climate change today. In Denmark, the extremely heavy rain has for example resulted in the flooding of roads and both public and private basements.
Latest update: 25. February 2014