A new interactive climate map, Climate Explorer, now lets users see how global warming will affect their city via their smartphone. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or NOAA, offers interactive maps which provide predictions past and present of climate-related changes. With data dating back to the 1950s overlaid by data that researchers forecast for 2100, a grim truth about the direction we're collectively heading is portrayed.
Simply entering a country, city, or zip code will prompt the site to reveal the maps of the requested geographic region. David Herring, program manager at NOAA's climate program office says the map was created with the intention to make “projections of how much and how fast change is happening is crucial to help communities prepare and become more resilient.”
The interactive climate maps could act as a valuable tool in combating global warming on both a personal, and political level.