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Map Predicts Summer Heat in 2100 Based on Carbon Emissions

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MISSOULA -

A new interactive map puts our heat into perspective by comparing current summer average temperatures to what scientists predict them to be in the year 2100.

The map, produced by the nonprofit energy news organization, Climate Central, let's you see how hot your summer will be in 2100 if current carbon emissions trends continue.

When you plug in your city, Missoula, for example, it shows our 80 degree average summer temperature will jump to 92 degrees by 2100 and compares it to Yucaipa, Calif., which experiences that heat currently.

Lead researchers on the project say in less than 100 years, most American cities are going to feel like summers now in Texas and Florida.

Some of our countries hottest spots now, will feel like cities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Phoenix, Ariz. will move to the blistering 114 degree heat of Kuwait City, and Las Vegas will simmer at the 111 degrees of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.



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