2008: Global oil production peaks between 2008 and 2018, triggering a global recession, food shortages and conflicts between nations over dwindling supplies.

2020: Flash floods increase across Europe. Less rainfall reduces agriculture yields by up to 50 percent in some areas. Population reaches 7.6 billion.

2030: As much as 18 percent of the world's coral reefs are lost as a result of the changing climate and other environmental stresses.

2040: The Arctic Sea is ice-free in the summer, and winter ice depth shrinks drastically. Some say this won't happen until 2060 to 2105.

2050: Large glaciers shrink by 30 to 70 percent as a quarter of the plant and vertebrate animal species on the planet face extinction.

2070: As warmer, drier conditions lead to more frequent and longer droughts, electricity production for the world's existing hydropower stations decreases.

2080: Between 1.1 and 3.2 billion people experience water shortages and up to 600 million go hungry.

2085: The risk of dengue fever from climate change increases to 3.5 billion people.

2100: A quarter of all species of plants and land animals -- more than a million total -- are driven to extinction.

2200: An Earth day is 0.12 milliseconds shorter, as rising temperatures cause oceans to expand toward the poles, speeding up the planet's rotation.