New Interactive Online Tool (Beta) From Cornell University Tracks Impacts of Climate Change by County
Note: The interactive tool discussed below currently provides data (by county) in the following states:
- New York
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
Cornell University is offering a new, interactive, online tool to help people track climate change in their own counties.
Using data from 1950 to 2013, the website tracks trends in temperatures, precipitation, and information about the growing season.
It was developed for farmers, but Michael Hoffman, executive director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, says it has applications beyond that.
This is the initial beta version of the tool and additional changes are forthcoming, including descriptive text and increased functionality. Current information about variables, datasets and methodology is accessible through the info button located in the lower-left corner of the tool. We welcome your feedback for suggestions and improvements.
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