Copy of Future climate scenarios
It is expected that carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere will increase significantly this century due to human activities. Fig. 1.2 shows possible scenarios of CO2 emissions and CO2 contents in the atmosphere and Fig 1.3 how winter and summer precipitation is expected to change The increasing CO2 contents in the atmosphere will, based on simulations with climate models (in this case Hirham by DMI) cause increased winter precipitation , but longer droughts and decreased summer precipitation in northern Europe.
Figure 1.2 Examples of CO2 emissions (left) and concentration in atmosphere for a selection of future climate scenarios (A1B – IS92a) (Source: DMI)
Figure 1.3 Projections of future winter precipitation (left) and summer precipitation (right) for Europe (Source: DMI/Hirham)