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Choose Your Future: 4 Emissions Pathways

The infographic below from the World Resources Institute (WRI), based on IPCC data, depicts the likely consequences of various emissions pathways ranging from a low-carbon future to a fossil fuel-intensive one. Alongside each pathway, known as a “Representation Concentration Pathway,” we can see what the future might hold in terms of climate impacts – ranging from temperature increases to precipitation changes to ecosystem degradation.