Future Impacts of Global Warming


This page contains articles and reports on the future impacts of global warming and climate change. The goal is to provide a repository of links for anyone looking for specifics about what global warming will change about our lives this century. It consists of specific articles and summary reports. It does not focus on current impacts. Those can be found here.

Economic Costs

VariousClimate change could reduce world GDP by more than 20% while today's toddlers are still alive
Stern ReviewClimate change could reduce world GDP by more than 20% while today's toddlers are still alive
NRDCClimate change could cost the US alone ~2 trillion dollars per year in damages alone while today's toddlers are still alive
NextGen ClimateClimate change could cost today's toddlers over $500,000 each
Citi ReportGlobal warming is likely to cost ~1.5% of the world's GDP by mid-century
Climate Impact LabGDP losses of >1% per degree C in temperature rise, and it grows exponentially
VariousGDP losses of several % that increases as temperatures increase

Environmental Impacts

NRCGlobal warming will significantly reduce productivity of our most important crops while today's toddlers are still alive
VariousGlobal warming will likely lead to a multi-decade, historically intense drought in the Great Plains and US southwest, even with emissions reductions
Stanford StudyGlobal warming will significantly reduce productivity of our most important crops in many areas by 2030
VariousGlobal warming will significantly reduce crop productivity
VariousGlobal warming will greatly reduce availablity of water in western US in the next 30 years
NCARGlobal warming will greatly increase drought severity all over the globe

General Impacts

WHOGlobal warming will kill people
University of Georgia StudyGlobal warming will lead to mass migration in the US
VariousEconomist survey with ~50% thinking that the cost of carbon is greater than $36/ton
VariousGood, bi-partisan summary report on how global warming will impact the US
VariousMuch of the Middle East may be uninhabitable in our lifetimes