A Regional Breakdown of Climate Change in the U.S.

No corner of the county will escape unscathed.
December 1, 2018, 11am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Where there's smoke, there's fire.
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The staff at Grist has broken down the expected impacts of climate change by U.S. region, and it's not a pretty picture.

Here’s the thing: Not all regions in the U.S. are going to experience climate change in the same way. Your backyard might suffer different climate consequences than my backyard. And, let’s be honest, we need to know what’s happening in our respective spaces so we can be prepared. I’m not saying it’s time to start prepping your bunker, but I would like to know if my family should consider moving to higher ground or stock up on maple syrup.

The article digs into the 4th National Climate Assessment, released by the Trump Administration over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The report, and thus the article, breaks down the expected of climate change into ten regions: Northeast, Southeast, Caribbean, Midwest, Northern Great Plains, Southern Great Plains, Northwest, Southwest, Alaska, and Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.

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Published on Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Grist
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