Saturday, August 07, 2021

The Global Heating Predictor

Climate Impact Lab's Climate Impact Map shows you how climate change is likely to effect the climate where you live. Using the map you can see how global heating will increase annual temperatures where you live in the nxt 20 years, by the middle of this century and by the end of the century.

The Climate Impact Map uses a number of global climate models to show predictions as to how the climate is likely to change around the world for the rest of this 21st Century. As well as showing the expected rises in average annual temperatures the map allows you to view the expected mortality costs of global heating. The mortality costs layer on the map shows how death rates across the globe will be effected by global heating and other climate changes.

If you live in the USA you can also discover how climate change will effect you on a ProPublica interactive map.In New Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States ProPublica show how different parts of the U.S. are likely to be affected by global heating. Their map shows where extreme heat will become commonplace, where growing food will become very difficult and where dangerous 'wet bulb' conditions will become the norm.

The New York Times has also released an interactive map which attempts to explain how global heating will effect the climate where you live. If you enter your county into Every Place Has Its Own Climate Risk. What Is It Where You Live? you can find out which climate risks will become most extreme in your area.

The NYT's interactive map colors areas of the United States to show the climate risks which will be most extreme in different part of the USA. For example most of the East Coast will face increased risks from severe hurricanes, much of the Midwest will experience extreme heat, the Western states will face extreme droughts and the Western states will see higher risk from wildfire. If you hover over your county on the map you can see the risks that your county will face in six different categories; hurricane risk, extreme rainfall risk, water stress risk, sea level rise risk, heat stress risk and wildfire risk.

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