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Trend maps: Floods and droughts

Estimated change in exposure to 'floods' and 'droughts' resulting from projections of 21st century climate and demographic change

(a) Estimates of changes in the mean number of ‘flood’ and ‘drought’ (see Box 2, p.36 of the report, for definitions) exposure events per year and per km2 as a result of changes to climate in 2100 under RCP 8.5 emissions scenario and assuming the 2010 population; (b) as for (a) but for the 2090 population under the SSP2 population scenario.

Read more about the 'mapping methodology' behind these trend maps.

See Figure 8 (p.45) in the report 'Resilience to extreme weather' for further details.

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(a) Change in exposure (2010 population) - 'Flood'

(a) Change in exposure (2010 population) - 'Drought'

(b) Change in exposure (2090 population) - 'Flood'

(b) Change in exposure (2090 population) - 'Drought'

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