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Find out how climate change has impacted your home town [interactive]

Where I live, we’ve just got word there’s an awful ice storm heading our way, prompting plenty of local commentary regarding “What happened to global warming?”

For doubters out there, though, New Scientist has an interactive map showing how climate change has impacted wherever you are in the world.

This interactive graphic displays results from a global analysis of surface temperatures from 1880 to the present called GISTEMP, produced by a team at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City.

The graphs and maps all show changes relative to average temperatures for the three decades from 1951 to 1980, the earliest period for which there was sufficiently good coverage for comparison. This gives a consistent view of climate change across the globe…

You can find the map here.

Full story at New Scientist.

Climate change by the numbers.

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