Monday, July 28, 2014

Interactive Map - Summer Heat in the US

Summers are already warmer than they were in the 1970s and they will get far worse in the future. An interactive map from Climate Central shows just how hot summers will get if we continue with business as usual.

By the end of the century, assuming the current emissions trends, summer heat is projected to be 7-10°F* warmer on average than it is now. Some cities will have summers 12°F warmer. In fact, by the end of this century, summers in most of the 1,001 cities analyzed by Climate Central will get far hotter.

To see the interactive map click here.

* Note: This analysis only accounts for daytime summer heat — the hottest temperatures of the day, on average between June-August.

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