If humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, the average temperature of the Earth’s lower atmosphere could rise more than 4 °C (7.2 °F) by the end of the 21st century. But what does a global average temperature rise really mean? How would we experience it on a daily basis?

To find out what could lie in store, the 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. Nevertheless, they are based on the most up-to-date climate science, and they paint a compelling picture of what life could be like on a warmer planet.

A total of seven videos that will be released in the next couple of weeks.

(Broadcast and projection of these videos is authorized free of charge and without formal written permission provided that the original source is acknowledged and subject to the standard creative commons licensing conditions.)

This is series 3 of 2050 weather reports. Series 2 was launched in December 2014 during the Lima conference on the Climate Change Convention, and Series 1 was launched in September 2014 to support the UN Secretary-General’s call for action at the UN Climate Summit. You can watch Series 1 and 2 on Youtube.