MOSCOW, September 2 (RIA Novosti) - The United Nations’ meteorological agency has launched a series of videos that show what weather forecasts may look like in the future, as the effects of global warming become more pronounced.
“WMO [World Meteorological Organization] invited television weather presenters from around the world to imagine a ‘weather report from the year 2050.’ What they created are only possible scenarios, of course, and not true forecasts,” UN’s meteorological agency writes on its website.
The series’ first video, published by the WMO on Monday, paints a grim outlook for the future. “Miami South Beach is under water,” one presenter says, while another reports that the “mega-drought in Arizona has claimed another casualty”.
According to the organization, the scenarios are based on “the most up-to-date climate science” and show a compelling picture of what weather forecasts could look like in just 36 years if the world fails to take action against climate change.
Another 14 videos will be released throughout September on WMO’s website. The project is aimed to raise awareness before the UN Climate Summit on September 23.