I’ve got some bad news for anyone living in Baltimore in the year 2100. The summers are going to be hot. Sure, we sort of already knew that, but there’s a new interactive map at Climate Central that can tell us just how hot. Currently, Baltimore summers see an average high temperature of 86.9 degrees Farenheit. Assuming no major changes are made to combat climate change, by 2100 that will climb to 96.7 degrees. To put that in perspective, the map tells me that’s the current summer average high temperature for Pharr, Texas. In case you’ve never heard of Pharr, let me tell you, it’s way down at the bottom!
In fact, Climate Central says that most of the summer temperatures in the 1,001 cities it analyzed will resemble those currently enjoyed by cities in Texas and Florida.
“In some cases, summers will warm so dramatically that their best comparison is to cities in the Middle East. Take Las Vegas, for example. Summer highs there are projected to average a scorching 111°F, which is what summer temperatures are like today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. And at 114°F°, living in Phoenix will feel like summering in sweltering Kuwait City.”
Check out the map below: