To celebrate the COP21 kick-off, let’s have a look at this map (see below) showing areas where more intense floods and droughts are expected to occur under a +2°C warming, compared to nowadays.
If you are located in a red area, well, sorry about that, but there is a high probability that global warming will change a lot the behavior of the river you love to walk along (Seine river in my case!). Indeed, we expect in the red area:
- A significant increase of intense floods
- An increase in river drought magnitude
- An increase in river drougth duration
These results are based on many of the most up-to-date climate models and hydrological models. For more information, please read our article in Climatic Change
You want to see the impact of +2°C on other sectors such as tourism or agriculture? Go to the IMPACT2C web atlas.