Nowhere to Run
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Wildlife is feeling the heat of global climate change. Many animals have been forced to move away from their usual range to survive. The effects of climate change are hitting plants and humans hard as well, and surprisingly close to your home In this Planet Diary activity, you'll take a close look the impact of rising temperatures on living things and ecosystems in your part of the country.
- Go to Climate Hot Map to see some the effects of climate change around the world. In this activity, you'll focus on climate change hot spots in your region. Notice the icons on the world map. Click on each of ten icons on the map of North America closest to where you live. The icons are color-coded. Each color represents a type of main impact (temperature, ecosystems, oceans, or freshwater.) Summarize the impact on climate change at each of the ten locations you explored on the appropriate line in the table below. You can do them in any order.
Location Top Impact Other Impacts Description Chicago, IL Cleveland, OH Columbia River, OR Dallas-Forth Worth, TX Duffer Peak, NV Elliot Key, FL Fairbanks, AK Glacier National Park, MT Grand Forks, ND Hetch Hetchy, CA Ipswitch River, MA Jefferson City, MO Lake Mead, NV/AZ Lancaster County, PA Lexington, KY Mesita del Buey, NM Mississippi Delta, LA Napa Valley, CA New Bedford, MA New York City, NY Nome, AK Piedmont, NC Rogers City, MI Ross Dam, WA Syracuse, NY Virginia Beach, VA Virgin Islands Wyoming County, NY