IPCC's Third Assesment Report
IPCC's Third Assesment Report

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2001 Third Assessment Report (TAR) highlighted climate disruptions that could lead to “dangerous” outcomes in five areas called “reasons for concern,” which ranged from species extinction to major ice sheet collapse. In the above diagram, often referred to as “burning embers,” climate-change consequences are plotted against increases in global mean temperature after 1990. The color-coded diagram indicates risks at various temperatures.

Credit: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change