Scientists have just revealed the climate forecast for the year 2080 in hundreds of cities across North America, and — surprise! — it looks like it’s going to get a whole lot warmer in all of them.
Alex Hall, director of the Center for Climate Science at UCLA, said the work represents an effective way to present changes in average climate, and he applauded the authors for including so many cities in their analysis.
However, he noted that there is more to climate change than shifts in average temperature and precipitation.
“Changes in extremes, which we also expect, matter a lot, especially here in California,” he said. “Still, I think this communication technique conveys the dramatic scale of climate change quite well.”