Climate Vulnerability Monitor
Biophysical Data Explorer

Biophysical Data Explorer

The impacts of climate change on temperature, water, winds, agriculture and a country's socio-economic vulnerability depend on the pathway we choose to take. With this tool you can explore and understand on a national basis how dramatically we can reduce the future human and environmental toll by succeeding to stay below 1.5°C of heating, in line with the Paris goal, instead of staying at below 2°C. Furthermore, the data also exhibits the potentially catastrophic consequences of climate inaction.

The biophysical data presented here estimate changes in indicators like near-surface air temperatures, average and extreme precipitation, runoff and discharge, drought, soil moisture content or yields of staple foods.

You can also tap into the large body of scientific literature that documents how changes in temperature and precipitation, observed already today, impact human and natural systems, and cause losses and damage across sectors and regions. In the Scientific coverage section, you can find the most relevant studies for your interest and region from a catalogue of over 27.000.

The Attributable present impacts section shows that human influence is changing the climate. It visualizes where the trends in temperature and precipitation can be attributed to human influence on the climate. Currently, at least 85% of the global population live in areas for which this is true.

Finally, you can also explore a country’s current and projected future vulnerability driven by socioeconomic, demographic, and infrastructural factors.

By clicking on the countries in the map, you can explore indicators by domain for each emissions scenario: a scenario that assumes no climate policy (SSP3-7, where global mean temperatures rise approximately 3.6°C by the end of the 21st century); and a scenario in which temperatures reach below 2°C (approximately 1.8°C) by the end of the century (SSP1-2.6). Data are presented in three time slices, representing the 20-year averages for the the near- (2021-2040), medium- (2041-2060) and long-term (2081-2100) future. You can also choose to see climate impacts associated with 1.5°C of warming, based on impacts in the near-term from the SSP1-2.6 scenario.

All data can be individually compiled and downloaded.