The group Climate Central is trying to illustrate that greenhouse gas emissions, if left unchecked, will raise the average summertime temperatures across America seven to twelve degrees by the year 2100. To drive that point home, it's bringing the issue closer to home, by charting how the average summer day's high temperature would jump for 1001 U.S. cities, including five in Western New York.
|city||current||2100 (projected)||city where that is normal now|
|Buffalo||77.41º||88.77º||Delray Beach, FL|
|Niagara Falls||79.14º||90.41º||Sunrise, FL|
|Tonawanda CDP||78.91º||90.12º||Davie, FL|
|Cheektowaga||78.15º||89.40º||Deerfield Beach, FL|
|West Seneca||77.92º||89.13º||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
The group also produced another measure to make their point, suggesting that if greenhouse gas emissions go unchecked, the number of 90-degree days in Buffalo could grow from 3 days each summer now to roughly half of every summer day in the year 2100.