Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Map of Global Warming Impact in Virginia

Anyone else find this terrifying?

It's from the Nature Conservancy's new Climate Wizard. The map shows the change in annual temperatures over the lifetime of a child born today. It uses the high-emissions scenario, also known as "our current path."

And if temperatures rise this much, how much will coastal water temperatures rise? And if coastal waters are that warm, how much stronger will hurricanes be when they come ashore?

Message to Sen. Mark Warner and Sen. Jim Webb: Global warming isn't just about glaciers and polar bears. It's about Virginia. Let's get health care passed, then let's tackle clean energy & climate legislation. We've waited long enough.

Cross-posted from Blue Virginia
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