Verisk Maplecroft collaborates with National Geographic on mapping the future climate of cities

Over the past few months, we have been working with National Geographic, one of the world’s leading geography, nature and scientific publishers, on a global project to map the future climate of 2500 cities.

YOUR CLIMATE, CHANGED, is an interactive site that allows users to explore the climate profiles of 2,500 cities worldwide, 50 years into the future. The project, which went live this week, draws on our Climate Change Vulnerability Index, alongside projected data for precipitation, heat events and temperatures. Using these indicators, it shows how cities look now, what they will look like in the future, and how vulnerable they are to the impacts of rising temperatures and changing weather patterns.

To get a sense of how cities will transform in the future, YOUR CLIMATE, CHANGED also compares locations to places that already experience those climate conditions. For instance, with a 4-degree centigrade temperature rise, London will have a similar profile to Sovicille in Italy in 50 years' time.

“We’re delighted to have been able to contribute to this fantastic project,” says Matt Moshiri, President of Verisk Maplecroft. “Adding to the understanding of the potential impacts of climate change is crucial in helping shape the way society, governments and decision-makers in business and finance respond to what will be the key issue facing the world over the coming decades. If we can contribute to this by making our data available to organisations such as National Geographic, that is deeply satisfying for us as a company.”

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