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As Climate Changes, Southern States Will Suffer More Than Others

"The researchers estimate that the nation could face damages worth 0.7 percent of gross domestic product per year by the 2080s for every 1 degree Fahrenheit rise in global temperature. But that overall number obscures wide variations: The worst-hit counties — mainly in states that already have warm climates, like Arizona or Texas - could see losses worth 10 to 20 percent of G.D.P. or more if emissions continue to rise unchecked." Via:

Climate impact map

Explore the ways in which climate change will impact where you live, work and do business.  Starting with changes in temperature, this map will expand to include projected social and economic impacts in the weeks and months ahead.

Swimming rat steals bread from a bunch of fish and turtle

Slow, clumsy fish get their meal stolen by a swimming rat.  

The historic and present distribution of the Leopard

Reddit user: If_If_Was_a_5th

Map of South America if all the ice melted in the world

Reddit user: GeoGeek1 Related post: - Map of Europe if all the ice in the world melted

US Water Violations Since 2004 by Zip Code

Source: liortulip

Water Stress by Country

The map below shows the average exposure of water users in each country to water stress, the ratio of total withdrawals to total renewable supply in a given area. A higher percentage means more water users are competing for limeted supplies.

Equivalent Carbon Dioxide savings reported by 56 fortune 100 companies

Emissions savings expressed as a quantity of coal not burned. Each cube represents one company. Those with volumes above 60 million pounds are labeled.

Biodiversity Hotspots

Conservation International defines 35 biodiversity hotspots - extraordinary places that harbor a vast number of plant and animal species nowhere else. All are heavily threatened by habitat loss and degradation, making their conservation crucial to protecting nature for the benefit of all life on Earth. Source:

Peak month for air pollution by U.S. county

Degradation of the Amazon Rainforests

Map of Europe if all the ice in the world melted

Reddit user: GeoGeek1

Number of deadly heat days

Heatwaves pose a considerable concern to human life when their conditions exceed the capacity of the body to expel heat. This causes a life threating situation referred to as hyperthermia. Numerous cases like the 2003 European heatwave, when 70,000 people died in a two-week heatwave, or the 2010 Moscow heatwave, when 10,000 people die in a two month heatwave, are some staggering examples of the risk to life posed by heatwaves. Aside from a handful of other highly cited deadly heat events, little is known about how common killer heatwaves are. In an exhaustive literature review, a group of researchers at the University of Hawaii Manoa collected data on 783 cases, from 164 cities in 36 countries, where people have died during heatwaves. Their analysis of the climatic conditions on those cities at those times revealed a common threshold of temperature and humidity beyond which conditions turned deadly (Blue line in Figure below). To increase the degree of confidence, the researchers cal

The range of every existing tiger's subspecies

Reddit user: AmazingSpaghetti

Political map of Europe, 2100

River plastic emissions to the world’s oceans

Rivers are a major source of plastic waste into oceans. We estimate that between 1.15 and 2.41 million metric tons of plastic currently enters the ocean every year via rivers, with 86% of this global input coming from Asia. The interactive map shows the results of a global numerical model that predicts inputs of plastics from rivers into the marine environment. The map also depicts the data used by the model such as mismanaged plastic waste production on land, river catchment hydrology, and location of dams and man-made barriers worldwide. Source:

Monthly Mean Sea Ice Concentration Anomalies (1981 - 2015)

The maps and bar graphs below show how the Arctic Ocean sea ice cover for different years and months compares to averages from 1979 to 2015. The maps show spatial patterns of the differences (anomalies) of sea ice concentration for each year and month. Sea ice concentration is the fraction of the ocean covered by sea ice and is expressed as a percentage. The bar graphs show anomalies of sea ice extent for the Northern Hemisphere as a whole. Sea ice extent represents all areas with at least a 15% ice concentration. The bar graphs of sea ice extent and the maps of ice concentration anomalies are based on the same data as used in the NSIDC Sea Ice Index. Source:

The world at 4 degrees celcius warmer

No one knows exactly what this world will look like, but models provide insights into forced human migrations and our future power generation.

A Century of Visits to U.S. National Parks

-  There are 53 U.S. National Parks - Yellowstone became the first park and was signed into law in 1872 - The National Park Service was created in August 1916. It services the dual purpose of preserving the parks and making them accessible to the public - In 2016, the National Parks accounted for almost 24% of all recreational visitors. - The number of areas managed by the NPS has increased over the years, in 2016 there were a total of 376. Though the number of National Parks has stayed at 53 since 1985. NPS

Arctic sea ice volume

Trends in sea ice volume are a significant indicator of Arctic climate change. The average Arctic sea ice volume in September 2020 was 4.3 thousand km3. This value is only 500 km3 over the record 3.8 thousand km3 set in 2012. It is making 2020 the 3rd lowest on record for September. Monthly ice volume was 74 percent beneath the maximum in 1979 and 59 percent beneath the mean value for 1979-2019. Typical September 2020 ice volume drops on the trend line. Arctic sea ice volume and extent 1979 - September 2020  Reddit user: kevpluck    Arctic sea ice volume Reddit user: kevpluck

These popsicles were made from polluted water sources

Water for these frozen toxic popsicles was taken from 100 different polluted water sources by students from the National Taiwan University of Arts. Polluted Water Popsicles Project

Explore the New York Seascape

The New York seascape encompasses more than 16,000 square miles of coastal and ocean waters from Montauk, New York to Cape May, New Jersey, and represents one of the world’s most diverse and vibrant marine environments. Hie same waters that support this ecological treasure trove are also among the busiest in the world, with 22 million people living along the coastline, as well as major economic activities including shipping, fishing, energy development, and recreation. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) draws upon its cutting-edge scientific research, policy expertise, and the platform of the New York Aquarium to promote conservation of ocean wildlife and habitats in the New York seascape. Via

U.S. Wind Energy Growth (2001 - 2014)

Sea level rise viewer

View sea level rise and potential coastal flooding impact areas and relative depth. Via

Find cities with similar climate

This map has been created using The Global environmental stratification. The Global environmental stratification (GEnS), based on statistical clustering of bioclimate data (WorldClim). GEnS, consists of 125 strata, which have been aggregated into 18 global environmental zones (labeled A to R) based on the dendrogram. Interactive map >> Via Related posts: -  Find cities with similar climate 2050 -  How global warming will impact 6000+ cities around the world?

Countries that joined the Paris Climate Agreement

Business Insider Yele program on Climate Change Communication Via

The jungle bus

Taiwan's forest bus brings lush nature to the concrete jungle.