The climate change is being followed by a central contradiction that consists of not being that visible to the average human even though it is the most critical issue that humanity has ever faced. You may not realize that the climate has already changed enough to rip apart ecosystems, affect the mental health or create water shortages. Cities such as Los Angeles are already planning for such events.
What is the challenge?
Scientists are trying to spread awareness regarding this massive issue, but it is not easy to conceptualize. America will not be transformed in a good way by climate change, so the scientists provided a map showing how it will be affected. Maybe this way people would be more mindful about this problem. If you click on your city, a description of the weather in 2018 will pop up. For example, the temperatures from Jonesboro, Arkansas will be felt in New York, Bay Area will feel more like LA and LA more like Baja California.
The data that helped create this map is not new, and it is just that the public has never seen it. According to Matt Fitzpatrick, an ecologist from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the lead author on a new paper in Nature Communications describing the system, they were trying to translate the global forecast into something that it is more likely to be understood.
Five hundred forty urban areas in North America were looked at by him using three primary datasets. One of them consisted of an average of the years between 1960 and 1990 on the current climatic conditions, another one provided year to year historical climate variability taken from NOAA weather records and the last one contained projections of future climates.