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Interactive map shows urban climate shifts in 2080

New York City in 60 years could feel like Arkansas now, according to a study and accompanying interactive map published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.

The bottom line: According to the study, climate in urban areas across North America will change significantly by the 2080s, even if carbon emissions are lowered to optimistic levels. Cities in the northeast will be warmer and wetter in all seasons by 2080, while western cities are expected to become similar to the Southwest.