In the NewsThe Guardian August 14, 2018
Which cities are liveable without air conditioning – and for how much longer?
Using data from the Climate Impact Lab, the Guardian Visuals team has modelled how climate change might affect temperatures globally, making more people dependent on air conditioning in cities where it is currently strictly a luxury. They produced maps to show how average summer temperatures are predicted to rapidly increase in both hemispheres over the next 40 years. Whether we face the challenge through international efforts, designing for cooler cities, or by moving to those cities that are naturally temperate, it’s clear we will all need to think more about heat in the coming century.