Map of Southeast in shades of red with small areas of blue along the Appalachians

By the late 21st century, if emissions of heat-trapping gases continue increasing, most Southeast counties are projected to experience economic damages from climate change. Colors show annual economic damages projected for 2080–2099 under RCP8.5, expressed as a percentage of gross domestic product for each county in the Southeast. Data from Hsiang, Kopp, Jina, Rising, et al. (2017)Click on the image for a larger view and credit information.


Visualization by Jory Fleming, Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA).

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