And then, keep in mind that the eviscerating heat waves will only become more frequent in coming years.
According to NBC 4 New York, the map's creator-University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies ecology Professor Matt Fitzpatrick-chose 540 different cities where he could examine the effects of 12 different environmental variables-like like minimum and maximum temperature, along with seasonal precipitation Level-two separate climate change scenarios: One in which we plow ahead on our current path to destruction, and another in the middle of the century, but decline thereafter. Fitzpatrick matches each city with its most similar climatic counterpart.
"The children alive today, like my daughter who is 12, they are going to see a dramatic transformation of climate," Fitzpatrick told NBC 4. "It's already underway."
If you're interested in seeing the world as the children one day, the map is here for your viewing horror.