A new World Bank report provides some alarming new data on where the climate will be in 2100, and it predicts that the United States will be hit disproportionately hard. Here's what the report says is in store for America's future:
1. Lethally hot summers. The world will see a 4 degree celsius temperature rise, but the pain will not be spread evenly. Summer temperature rises of at least 6 degrees will afflict the sub-tropical Mediterranean, north Africa, the Middle East – and the United States. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim called this the "doomsday scenario."
2. More droughts like that of 2012. The above image shows how drought conditions affected 63% of the US, making this the worst drought in 50 years. And we can expect more of the same, climate scientists predict.
3. Lower crop yields and food shortages. "The most severely affected regions in the next 30 to 90 years will likely be in southern Africa, the United States, southern Europe and Southeast Asia, says the report."
Via the World Bank, the Atlantic and the Washington Post.