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This image is a composite of 42 maps of the world showing the output from 42 climate prediction models. The maps are colour coded with changes in mean GMST change. Shades of red and orange are used to represent increases in temperature, whilst shades of blue represent decreases, with the range of temperature changes from (-2 - +11) °C. The predictions are for changes from (1986-2005) to (2081-2000). Most models show temperature increases over the whole of their area, with typically larger temperature rises in continents compared to oceans and the biggest rises in norther, arctic regions. One model, labelled FIO-ESM, shows temperature falls over Greenland, the North Atlantic and Northern Europe. Several models show temperature falls in the ocean around Antarctica.

 2.2 The world’s climate models