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


James Young said...

Terrifying? No.

Ridiculously imbecile? Absolutely.

TheGreenMiles said...

Are you just testing to see if it's possible to lower the level of public discourse any further after Rep. Wilson's outburst last night? If so, nice try, but fail.

Tom123456 said...

Yea, hurricanes seem to be on the rise over the past few years huh?

TheGreenMiles said...

You mean like the tropical depression that's sitting over us right now?