Have you ever stayed up late at night, fraught with anxiety over what climate change is going to do to your neck of the woods? No? Just me?
Well, if you have, you can take a tiny bit of solace in the fact that there’s a new interactive map that predicts exactly what might happen where you live due to climate change.
The ClimateEx map was created by Tomasz Stepinski - a geography professor at the University of Cincinnati. His map allows people to look up how weather patterns have changed around the world, and predict what might happen there in the future.
It is based off of five decades of meteorological data from over 50,000 weather stations around the world. Using that data, the map charts both temperature and precipitation.
It also shows that while the warming Arctic is one of the areas that has been most heavily impacted by climate change, another area that’s been flying slightly under the radar until now is around the equator, where increases in monthly precipitation have led and will continue to lead to floods and landslides.
Stepinski says it is best used as an educational tool for schools and universities, where they can show the dramatic effects of some of the changes around the world as well as compare and contrast geographically distant areas that have similar climates.
You can check it out here.