Interacting with Climate Change - See How Much Your City has Changed

It's hard to argue with numbers.  That's what the BBC Visual and Data Journalism team is counting on. 

BBC News recently launched this very interactive (and somewhat frightening) data visualization tool that allows you to see exactly how much hotter the world has become as a result of global warming.  You can also drill down into your geographic region and city (or a large city nearby) to really understand this impact on your local environment.

Here's an excerpt from the article that caught our eye:

'Scientists have warned we must limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. That's compared to the temperatures in 1850-1900, before widespread industrialisation.

'The earth has already warmed about 1C since then.'

The piece does an excellent job of explaining what all of this could lead to from costal flooding in New York to the sinking of Jakarta, Indonesia.  It also lays out the methodology and analysis used to draw all of these conclusions.