From flood barriers to fish stocks, a new
super-graphic from the Met Office and the UK Foreign and
Commonwealth Office shows how climate change is likely to alter
Looking at where our food comes from and
how countries interact through travel and trade, it makes for a
stark visualisation of what different regions can expect as climate
change kicks in.
Human Dynamics of Climate Change project is a huge
venture, designed to illustrate the range and complexity of the
potential impacts of unmitigated climate change.
It contains a massive amount of information but a good
place to start is the map below, which shows how humans interact in
The colours, arrows, symbols and shading show shipping
routes, population density, crop importers and exporters, areas
under water stress, busy ports and airports, fishing regions,
tropical cyclone regions and melting glaciers.
Present day human dynamics (1981-2010). Source: Human
Dynamics of Climate Change (
HDCC), a joint project from the Met Office and UK Foreign and