Hypothetical mapping of what coastlines would look like if all the ice in the world melted, raising ocean levels by 216 feet.
Climate change will not impact everywhere at the same time. The below map estimates when the average temperature of the coolest year will exceed the historic average hottest year. What does this mean? Besides that we’re all screwed, you may wish to reconsider your tropical retirement plans. (related article)
And the original study also has some nice visualizations:
An apparently beautiful diagram of tide predictions for June 2013 in the SF bay – unfortunately, she didn’t post a big enough version for me to be sure how good it really is. Boo.
It’s interesting how popular animated gifs have become again. I guess that even with high speed internet people are a little fed up with player load times and lags. Here GIFs are used to show time lapse satellite images of mankind’s impact on the earth. (google earth link)
Recent studies add to the evidence that we are changing the world:
If you want to see what “climate change” really means, as in what will be changing where, check out the 2013 National Climate Assessment report. It’s fantastic, and chuck full of visualizations:
One side effect: More shipping in the Arctic:
Apparently the forecasts for the current heat-wave in Australia are so hot that the Bureau of Meteorology had to add two new colors to it’s forecasting map:
And here is the NYT version of of the 2012 temperature map. I like the city histograms at the bottom.
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