Global Warming
01- 1000 years
02- CO2
03- Positive Feedback
04- 1C Increase
05- 2C Increase
06- 3C Increase
07- 4C Increase
08- 5C Increase
09- 6C Increase
10- Accelerated Tectonics
11- Ocean Basins
12- Building Storms
13- Warmer Waters
14- Chile Axis Shift
15- Hell In The Pacific
16- Runaway Loops
17- Transition
18- Continuity of Worlds
19- Super Floods
20- Kasei Valles
21- Epicentre
22- Plate Boundaries

04 - 1C Increase

Lush green arctic and American desert by 2100


The average surface temperature of the Earth increased over the 20th century by 0.6C and, as it continues, a level of 1C increase is nearing. An increase of one degree celsius across the planet's surface means huge changes in climatic extremes. The projections for the scenarios we are likely to be facing in the  coming centuries can be correlated to temperature increases of 1 to 6 degrees celsius.

The Hadley centre calculates that a 1 degree increase would eliminate fresh water from a third of the world's land surface by 2100. Deserts would reappear in the mid-west United States as sandstorms move across miles of former prairie.

Low lying atoll countries like the Maldives will see sea levels rise and mainland coasts like the Gulf of Mexico will see stronger and stronger hurricanes as the ocean warms. While these areas may still be on the brink, the Arctic may already have passed the point of no return, with the disappearance of 720,000 square kilometers of supposed permanent ice in one year.

  Alan Lambert 2011