[Interactive Map] What your city's climate in 60 years


(Cowdrey) #1

Scientists at the University of Maryland developed an interactive map that predicts the climates of 540 North American urban areas—currently populated by 250 million residents—in 2080.

When you select a city on the map, it links to a region that currently has a similar climate to what is expected for a chosen city in 60 years. You can run pessimistic projections of a future in which we have done nothing to curb greenhouse gas emissions, or select a more hopeful option where emissions peak in 2040, and then recede.

Try it for yourself here (might be slow to load):

https://fitzlab.shinyapps.io/cityapp/