If you’ve found yourself talking about how hot it is this summer, you’re not alone. In fact, it looks like summers are going to continue to get hotter as time goes by. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) June 2014 was the hottest June on record with the average global temperature up one-twentieth of a degree over 2010’s record.
So what does that really mean for our collective future? A recent article from Mashable highlights a new report from Climate Central, a climate news and research group. Their computer modeling suggests that by 2100, summer high temperatures in New York will be similar to current summer highs in southwest Florida. The study speculates this as a worst-case scenario if immediate reductions aren’t made in greenhouse gas emissions.
Temperature-wise Boston’s summers could look more like those of Miami Beach. The report states, “In some cases, summers will warm so dramatically that their best comparison is to cities in the Middle East.” Results of the study did not take into account how rates of humidity would add to the rising temperatures.
Climate Central has created an interactive map called 1001 Blistering Future Summers. Type in your city’s name to see what summers could be like in 2100 in your neighborhood.
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Read the full article on Mashable, and check the 1001 Blistering Future Summers Interactive Map to see what the future summer high temperatures could be in your city in the year 2100. Have you noticed the summers getting hotter each year?
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