Do you think the good people in South Sioux City, Heaven, have the same satisfaction?
Unless a person does something to change the climate curve, we will understand.
Scientists at the University of Maryland Environmental Science Center have released an interactive map that allows users to combine the expected future climate of a city with the current climate of another.
The 2080 climate forecast says the Fargo climate will be similar to today's South Sioux. The city in the northeastern corner of Nebraska is about 325 miles south of Fargo-Murray, about 90 miles from Sioux Falls, SD
The typical winter in South Sioux City is 12.3 degrees Fahrenheit and 39.8% wetter than the Fargo winter, according to map data. Summer in South Sioux City is 4.4 degrees warmer and 20.1 percent wetter.
Great! This means that the winters in Fargo-Moorhead will be warmer, shorter, more rainy than snowy – generally more tolerable. The golf courses will be open one month longer. Everything is fine, is not it?
For some, maybe. But scientists have long said that the environmental consequences of a warmer planet will outweigh the benefits. Food production, floods and heavy weather will be significantly different. Mosquitoes, ticks and other pests that carry diseases can spread to new areas as temperatures get warm.
Of course, it will be affected not only by the northern half of the United States. Every region in the country will warm up. San Francisco is predicted to have a climate similar to Los Angeles by 2080. Los Angeles will rather be Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The scientists did not know how to outline the future of the Gulf cities because they could not find good matches in North America.
The first reported in Nature Communications and widely circulated by the Los Angeles Times, Matthew Fitzpatrick of Maryland University and Robert Dan of the State University of North Carolina set out in a meaningful sense how the US climate will look after six decades, one continues to pump greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at the same rate as today.
"Portland, which currently has an average of 155 rainy days per year, will feel like Sacramento, where only 59 days of the year have rain, and the future of New York will be like today's Jonesboro, Ark." said.
Minneapolis-St. Paul, according to the map, will look more like Kansas City – which means extremely mild winter and steamy wet summers.
Grand Forks' climate will resemble that of Sidar Rapids, Iowa. Bismarck and Minot will be like Mitchell, SD
The climate information used by Fitzpatrick and Dunne is not new, but they tried to express it in a way that Americans could easily understand.
"We do not think most Americans will know what the climate is in a city in China or India to make climate change less abstract and to connect people based on their own experience," he said. Fitzpatrick for the Times.
They have compiled 2080 weather forecasts for 540 cities in North America by looking at the average maximum temperature, average minimum temperature and total rainfall for all four seasons. A technique called Climate Analogue Mapping was used to respond to the expected future climate with one city with the current climate of another.
Fargo's average annual fever is 52.5 degrees, compared to 59.6 in South Sioux, according to US climate data. The average levels are 31.9 degrees and 37.3 degrees. The average rainfall in Fargo is 22.58 inches while South Sioux City is 27.73 inches.
The brightest contrast may occur in January, the coldest month on average. The average high temperature in Fargo in January is 18 degrees and the average value is low. The average South Juice City average is 31, averaging 10.
It's not that difficult to handle.
The wide-ranging issues arising from this relative warmth, however, will be.