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Alarming Interactive Map Shows How Climate Change Could Make NYC Feel More Like Arkansas Soon Enough: Gothamist

ourfuturehome021219.jpg "src =" http://gothamist.com/attachments/nyc_clampen/ourfuturehome021219.jpg "" width = "640" height = "427" /><br /><i>  This is Jonesboro, Arkansas, after a storm in 2014. By 2080, New Yorkers wants to feel like they're live there, not here. (Danny Johnston / AP / Shutterstock)</i></div>
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<p>We are in the process of predicting the mayhem that will unfold the problem. Devastating flooding that drives Iceland and coastal populations inland, creating mass overcrowding; horribly hot, suffocating heat; drought and, thanks to untenable growing conditions, famine; fires; the rapid death of coral reefs and many other forms of wildlife; disease. </p>
<p>All this, climate reports have emphasized, is likely to begin much sooner than previously expected, within the next 10 years in fact. But if you require a visceral visual in order to really wrap your brain tentacles around the staggering scale of looming change, consider this scary map. Click on your city, and by way of comparison, the map reveals what the climate feels like in 2080. </p>
<p>New York City, according to the cartological oracle, wants to take on a climate comparable to Jonesboro, Arkansas, in 2080. For reference, the high today is 54 degrees, while here in NYC, the high is 33 degrees and we've enjoyed a snow-ice storm. </p>
<p>U.S. The average high hovers at 70 degrees, which. The average high hovers at 70 degrees, which Actually, it sounds like a real NYC summer, in which you make the most of the lunar cake. But currently, our annual average temp is 55 degrees, with a low of 48 and a high of 62. </p><div class=

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.

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