Climate Change


This is simply a collection of helpful Climate Change related maps and links mentioned inside my paper and presentation.


Bloomberg's Climate Change in Perspective is an interesting mapped visualization of the effects of climate change around the world. This interactive visualization uses the story map format with a 3d globe to explore the causes of climate change and how it is effecting planet Earth.

As you progress through the story map the 3d globe spins and zooms to highlight different locations around the world. The globe zooms into photographs illustrating locations where climate change is already having a noticeable effect and uses timeline visualizations to illustrate the effects of climate change over time. Climate Change in Perspective includes a visualization of the effect of rising global temperatures on Arctic sea ice coverage. This visualization uses a timeline control to show how Arctic sea ice coverage has shrunk over recent years.

Another timeline shows how CO2 emissions have increased in countries around the world since 1990. This section also includes an animation of CO2 emissions traveling around the world over the course of one year.

(Found Via Google Maps Mania)


This Google Maps mashup is a joint project from The Nature Conservancy, The University of Washington and The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Climate Wizard allows users to view historic temperature and rainfall maps for the USA, view future predictions of temperature and rainfall in the USA and view and download climate change maps. Data for the rest of the world will be added to the map soon.

The wizard shows data for the past 50 years and shows predictions for 2050 and 2100 under different futures climate models and scenarios.

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The University of Hawaii has released a similar interactive map which uses expected temperature increases to predict the number of deadly days we can expect from extreme heat around the world for each year up to 2100. Heatwaves: Number of deadly heat days provides a timeline control which allows you to select any year from 1950-2100. The blue dots on the map show historic extreme heat events that have occurred around the world before 2014.

If you click on the map you can view two charts for the selected location. One chart visualizes the number of annual deadly days over time and the other shows the humidity vs. temperature for the current year.


Thanks to NOAA's Sea Level Rise Viewer we can observe how these increases in temperature will effect sea levels.

By the end of this century the National Climate Assessment estimates that sea levels may rise by up to 6.6 feet. NOAA's interactive map uses the most accurate elevation data available to model how different extents of sea level rise will impact coastal areas in the USA. You can adjust the sea level displayed on the map by adjusting the water level tool from 0-6 feet.

You can also use the 'Local Scenarios' tab to view the potential impact of different sea level rise scenarios on different areas of the country. The Local Scenarios option allows you to adjust the map to view the impact of sea level rise of different orders of severity. It also allows you to see how this impacts the local area by decade (up to the year 2100). Found via Google Maps Mania


The Climate Impact Lab's Climate Impact Map visualizes how global warming will effect temperatures around the world over the rest of this century. Using the drop-down menu you can choose to view predicted global temperatures for each quarter of the year or for the whole year. You can also choose to view the number of days which will be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or above 35 degrees Fahrenheit. The timeline below the map allows you to view a choropleth view of any of these selected temperature predictions for the years 2020-2039, 2040-2059 and 2080-2100. The map includes two choropleth views. The 'absolute level' shows the predicted temperatures around the world for the year selected. The 'change from historical' view shows how much the temperature will increase above the 1986-2005 averages around the globe.