Quantcast
Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and Life

How Much Hotter Will Your City Get?

Climate
Pexels

Temperatures in U.S. cities are set to shift drastically as the climate warms, with New York feeling as hot as Arkansas, Washington, DC changing to Mississippi's climate and Los Angeles's weather coming to closely resemble Cabo's by 2080, a new report demonstrates.


The research, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, uses mapping to identify parallels between projected future temperatures for 540 North American cities if warming is not curbed and the current temperatures of other urban areas.

An interactive map released with the research allows users to identify which current temperatures match up with their own cities. "If I have grandkids and they lived in the same place I do, they might not recognize this climate that we're living in now," paper author Matthew Fitzpatrick told The Atlantic.

A screenshot of the new tool from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.Fitzpatrick et al. / UMCES

For a deeper dive:

AP, The Atlantic, LA Times, CNN, Vox, Wired

For more climate change and clean energy news, you can follow Climate Nexus on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for daily Hot News.

EcoWatch Daily Newsletter

A pangolin at a rescue center in Cambodia. Rhett A. Butler / Mongabay

By Malavika Vyawahare

China has banned the trade and consumption of wild animals in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that has claimed more than 2,700 lives and infected more than 81,000 people, most of them in China, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency.

Read More
A man carries plastic shopping bags in Times Square on May 5, 2018 in New York City. Kena Betancur / VIEWpress / Corbis / Getty Images

Nearly one year after New York became the second state in the nation to pass a ban on grocery store plastic bags — the law is going into effect on Sunday.

Read More
Sponsored
White gold man-made diamond solitaire engagement ring. Clean Origin

While keeping track of the new trends in the diamond industry can be hard, it is still an essential task of any savvy consumer or industry observer. Whether you are looking to catch a deal on your next diamond purchase or researching the pros and cons of an investment within the diamond industry, keeping up with the trends is imperative.

Read More
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (C) chants with housing and environmental advocates before a news conference to introduce legislation to transform public housing as part of her Green New Deal outside the U.S. Capitol Nov. 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took to the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday to chide Republicans for not reading the Green New Deal, which she introduced over one year ago, as The Hill reported. She then read the entire 14-page document into the congressional record.

Read More
Anti Ivan Duque's demonstrator is seen holding a placard with the photos of social leader Alirio Sánchez Sánchez and the indigenous Hector Janer Latín, both killed in Cauca, Colombia during a protest against Ivan Duque visit in London which included a meeting about fracking, environmental issues, the peace process implementation, and questioning the risk that social leaders in Colombia face. Andres Pantoja / SOPA Images / LightRocket / Getty Images

Colombia was the most dangerous nation in 2019 to be an environmental activist and experts suspect that conditions will only get worse.

Read More