Climate change: What could be wiped out by temperature rise

Scientists have described the serious concept of “Hothouse Earth”.

An international team of researchers suggest that global warming will have severe consequences for the planet.

They paint a picture of boiling hot climates and towering seas in years to come if temperatures rise by just 2C.

That means it could turn some of the planet’s natural forces – that currently protect us – into our enemies.

Here’s what could change.