1. Climate is a local issue now

Data: NOAA; Map: Thomas Oide and Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Climate change is often cast as a global issue. But in reality, it's already affecting each of us in our backyards.

Why it matters: The more people see the impact on their own lives, the more likely it is that they'll look for things they can do about it — from the candidates and policies they support to the personal changes they can make.

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