Researchers say that NC is likely to succeed in climate change

Carolina Panhandle would probably like North Carolina or Northern Mexico would like to be in the generation, according to a new interactive climate change map developed by researchers at the University of Maryland and North Carolina State University.

In a paper released on the map, researchers said they have made 540 urban areas in the United States and Canada to show how the climate would like 2080 with global carbon emissions.

"Within the lives of children who are living today, the climate in many regions is expected to change from the conditions known to parents, grandparents, or maybe one generation in a thousand miles," the researchers wrote.

San Francisco may feel like Los Angeles, and LA may be feeling somewhere down in Baja, Mexico, according to the predictions. Washington DC is likely to feel the center of Mississippi, found by researchers.

If the world is able to reduce carbon emissions as set out in plans such as the Paris Agreement, there would be more like Louisiana central to Talahassee, Florida in 60 years.

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If emissions can be reduced in the years ahead, Central America North Carolina is likely to feel 2080.

Screengrab for an interactive web application for a Future Urban Environment

The purpose of the map is to write the researchers to introduce the interactive tool, "to help the public understand how climate impact can affect the lives of a large part of the United States population through the medium the climate that is expected in the future in every city with the current climate in another location, providing a rehabilitation picture in the most available way. "

"While scientists are concerned about the serious consequences of climate change, the general public is not true," the researchers noted.

Most people can not be involved in a statement as "an increase of 3 ° C in a global temperature," they explain, so the researchers hope that the map will facilitate these technical concepts easier for people to interfere with on the true word.

"These abstract predictions could be translated and communicated in terms of today's, local and concrete personal experience to help identify some barriers to public recognition of the risks (and opportunities) related to climate change , "they write.

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Charlotte may like northwest Florida or Mexico in 60 years if the current emissions continue.

Screengrab for an interactive web application for a Future Urban Environment

The researchers, Matt Fitzpatrick, University of Maryland and Robert Dunn from North Carolina State University published their results this month in the Nature Communications magazine. They explain that they used the weather data from 1960 to 1990 from their baseline, and announced the current predictions of climate change to reduce carbon emissions.

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Researchers say they have analyzed the urban areas that they feel in 2080 when climate change, and many cities show dramatic changes.

Screengrab for an interactive web application for a Future Urban Environment

"By the 2080s, the North American urban areas will be very different, and, in many cases, will be totally unlike contemporary climate found anywhere in the northern hemisphere of the middle of the middle zone. If the stop emissions continue In the 21st century, the average of the North American urban areas will be on average, the contemporary climate seems to be about 500 miles away and mainly to the south, "writes the researchers.


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