Monday, September 10, 2018

Earth 2050


The extreme heat this year has lead to a number of mapped visualizations of global warming. These maps can tell you how much hotter the temperature has become over the last few decades and predict how hot the planet will become in the next few decades.

The Revelator has mapped the Climate in 2050. The map provides a graphic view of how much hotter the world will be in 2050 based on current climate change projections. If you click on the map you can discover how much you can expect the temperature to increase at that location by the middle of this century.

At the end of August the New York Times released their map, How Much Hotter Is Your Hometown Than When You Were Born?. Just enter the name of your hometown and the year you were born into the New York Times' interactive. You will then be told how many days in a year, on average, the temperature reached 32 degrees in your hometown in the year that you were born. You will also be told how many days on average reach that temperature now. The Times map can also you tell you how many extremely hot days you can expect when you reach 80 years of age.

Every year Yale surveys the opinions of Americans, aged 25 and over, about their attitudes, beliefs and policy preferences towards global warming. You can view the results of this year's survey at Yale Climate Opinion Maps. The results of each of the survey questions are shown using an interactive map. The maps visualize the results at the state, congressional district, metro area, and county levels, allowing you to view how climate opinion in America breaks-down geographically.

According to the survey Americans now overwhelmingly believe in global warming. In fact there are only three counties in the whole of the United States where a majority of the population still believe that global warming is not happening. These counties are Emery County in Utah, Heard County in Georgia and Grant County in West Virginia.
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