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Look into your Forecast Future

By entering your location in the search below, we can see its current average minimum and maximum temperature based on data collected from 1999 to present. By moving left, a forecast average high and low temperature is displayed, along with a comparative "sister city" whose current climate you may soon be seeing given current trends.

  • Plug air leaks in windows and doors to increase energy efficiency.
  • Adjust your thermostat, lower in winter, higher in summer.
  • Replace old appliances and light bulbs with energy efficient models.
  • Save electricity by plugging appliances into a power strip and turning them off completely when not in use.
  • Wash clothes in cold or warm water.
  • Run dishwashers only when full and don’t use heat to dry dishes.
  • Think before you travel. If a video conference call will suffice, spare the hassle and expense, and CO2 emissions.
  • Avoid traffic jams by walking, bicycling, and using mass transit whenever possible. Consider carpooling with friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
  • Taking the stairs can sometimes be faster than waiting in long elevator lines.
  • Eat less meat, poultry, and fish.
  • Buy minimally packaged goods.
  • Reuse, mend, and repurpose things.
  • Print double-sided or not at all.

Climate change can be difficult to understand because it is a complex and global phenomenon.

Team Asheville has developed a simple app that allows you to see how climate change will effect you in the year 2050. The app queries the temperature extremes for your location at the present time and then adds the predicted temperature change for the year 2050 that is provided by the World Bank.

Future increases in temperature can have multiple negative effects on society. Increases in evaporation can deplete water resources in the soil and reservoirs that are vital for society. Increases in the frequency of severe storms would increase the damages and costs due to flooding. Extreme high temperatures also increase the frequency of forest fires, heat stroke risk and air conditioning costs. Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns will change the suitability of native vegetation and crops for a particular area.

While the effects of climate change can be overwhelming, there are concrete actions that you can do now. Not only will your actions help reduce the impacts of climate change in the future, they can also help you personally now. By reducing the amount of energy and materials that you use, you can also save money and improve your health.

About Us

Team Asheville volunteered their time and talents over a 48 hour period for the Hack Against Catastrophic Climate Change event. Hackathons events provide technology professionals the opportunity to give back to society by developing useful applications for the public good.

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Regional Impact Notes

Northeast US

“Heat waves, heavy downpours, and sea level rise pose growing challenges to many aspects of life in the Northeast. Infrastructure, agriculture, fisheries, and ecosystems will be increasingly compromised. Many states and cities are beginning to incorporate climate change into their planning.”


Southeast US

“Sea level rise poses widespread and continuing threats to the region’s economy and environment. Extreme heat will affect health, energy, agriculture, and more. Decreased water availability will have economic and environmental impacts.”


Midwest US

“Extreme heat, heavy downpours, and flooding will affect infrastructure, health, agriculture, forestry, transportation, air and water quality, and more. Climate change will also exacerbate a range of risks to the Great Lakes.”


Great Plains

“Rising temperatures are leading to increased demand for water and energy. In parts of the region, this will constrain development, stress natural resources, and increase competition for water. New agricultural practices will be needed to cope with changing conditions.”


Southwest US

“Increased heat, drought, and insect outbreaks, all linked to climate change, have increased wildfires. Declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, health impacts in cities due to heat, and flooding and erosion in coastal areas are additional concerns.”


Northwest US

“Changes in the timing of streamflow reduce water supplies for competing demands. Sea level rise, erosion, inundation, risks to infrastructure, and increasing ocean acidity pose major threats. Increasing wildfire, insect outbreaks, and tree diseases are causing widespread tree die-off.”



“Alaska has warmed twice as fast as the rest of the nation, bringing widespread impacts. Sea ice is rapidly receding and glaciers are shrinking. Thawing permafrost is leading to more wildfire, and affecting infrastructure and wildlife habitat. Rising ocean temperatures and acidification will alter valuable marine fisheries.”



“Warmer oceans are leading to increased coral bleaching and disease outbreaks and changing distribution of tuna fisheries. Freshwater supplies will become more limited on many islands. Coastal flooding and erosion will increase. Mounting threats to food and water security, infrastructure, health, and safety are expected to lead to increasing human migration.”



“Although the countries of Africa have some of the lowest overall and per capita global warming emissions on the planet, they are also likely to suffer from some of the worst consequences of climate change. These impacts may already be unfolding in the form of droughts, famine, desertification, and population displacement. In the context of high levels of poverty and malnutrition, the priority for many African countries is increasing access to energy services and improving the economic welfare of their people.”



“Climate change is happening now: temperatures are rising, rainfall patterns are shifting, glaciers and snow are melting, and the global mean sea level is rising. We expect that these changes will continue, and that extreme weather events resulting in hazards such as floods and droughts will become more frequent and intense. Impacts and vulnerabilities for nature, the economy and our health differ across regions, territories and economic sectors in Europe.”



“People in coastal regions of Asia, particularly those living in cities, could face some of the worst effects of global warming, climate experts will warn this week. Hundreds of millions of people are likely to lose their homes as flooding, famine and rising sea levels sweep the region, one of the most vulnerable on Earth to the impact of global warming, the UN states.”



“Leading scientists advise climate change will cause increases to the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. Rising sea levels pose a significant risk to coastal communities, while the world’s oceans could become too acidic to support coral reefs and other calcifying marine organisms.”


Central/South America

“Changes in water availability due to climate change are leading us to more intense floods and droughts. Agriculture in the region will be impacted by climate change leading to increased uncertainty in food production and consequently food security. Sea level rise will affect the over 600 million people living on coastal areas in Latin America and the Caribbean.”


North America

Insect infestations, forest fires, floods and drought reflect the devastating impact global warming is already having on the vast Canadian landscape, according to experts from all 10 provinces and two territories.