Sunday, September 22, 2019

How Climate Change Will Affect You

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology have produced guides to show how each region of Australia is likely to be affected by climate change. The Guardian has released an interactive map which allows users to click on any region of Australia to view how it will be affected by global heating.

If you enter a postcode or click on the How the climate crisis will affect you interactive map you can see how your region's temperatures, rainfall, sea levels and fire risk will be affected by future climate change.

If you are interested in the effects of future climate change in Australia you can view the CSIRO and Australian Bureau of Meteorology prediction in more detail on the government's Climate Change in Australia website. The Climate Change in Australia website also includes an interactive map which allows you to access the future climate change affects by region. These include more detailed predictions, such as the degree of temperature rises in the near future (2030) and for the end of the century (2090).

The Guardian's map is part of a growing trend to map the future impact of climate change around the world. A number of organizations have released maps which allow you to view future climate change by showing you which town or city your home will resemble after global heating. For example in the year 2100 summers in New York will be as hot as Juarez in Mexico is today and Los Angeles can look forward to summers that are as hot as the current summers in Belize City.

Climate Central's interactive map tells you how hot your city will be in the year 2100 if carbon emissions continue as currently predicted. Shifting Cities allows you to choose from a large number of major cities around the world to find out how hot they will get in 2100. When you select a city on the map you are shown the current summer temperature in your city and a city which now has a temperature that your city can expect in the year 2100.

You can find your 2080 climate twin using The Summer of 2080 Will Be This Warm interactive map. If you enter your location or click on your location on this map you can view the town or city in the world which has a climate now which is similar to the climate you can expect at your location in the year 2080. The map uses two different climate models, showing you your climate twin for a global warming scenario of 4.2 degrees or 1.8 degrees.

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