Temperatures in US cities must change drastically as the climate warms up. New York feels as hot as Arkansas, Washington, DC, switching to the Mississippi climate and Los Angeles weather, which looks like close to Cabos in 2080, shows a new report.
The research, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, uses mapping to identify parallels between expected future temperatures for 540 North American cities whose warming is not slowed down and current temperatures in other urban areas.
An interactive map published with the research allows users to identify which current temperatures fit their own cities. "If I have grandchildren and they lived in the same place I do, they may not recognize this climate as we live in now," wrote paper writer Matthew Fitzpatrick to The Atlantic.
A screenshot of the new tool from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Fitzpatrick et al.
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