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Tuesday, 25 August, 1998, 11:51 GMT 12:51 UK
Our changing world
The graphs below show some of the changes to our planet and what may happen in the future.

Climate researchers say there are a great number of uncertainties and offer varying models to represent differing conditions.

These illustrations are based on data kindly provided by the UK's Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research and show approximate values.



The average global sea level could rise in the fashion shown because of increases in greenhouse gas emissions.



Carbon is being dumped into the atmosphere at an alarming rate. The graph shows a rapid climb during the last 40 years.
(Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 1995)



Projection of worldwide average temperature due to greenhouse gases.



Changes in global temperature recorded since 1860.

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