As the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) kicks off this weekend in Austin, Texas, Earth’s Call personnel will be there to host panels at the UN’s SDG Media Zone.

The effects of climate change will, of course, be part of the discussion. Observable effects are hard do deny — just look at Los Angeles, which experienced all-time record temperatures in July, topping out at 118℉.

This got us thinking: what will Austin, the home base of the SXSW festival, look like in 60 years? Let’s discuss.

In a high-emissions scenario, Austin’s climate will most likely resemble the climate of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. The typical winter in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico is 8.3°F (4.6°C) warmer and 61.4% drier than current winters in Austin.

Play with the fascinating interactive app here to find what you’re hometown will feel like.

Do you live in a coastal state? In a world-ending worst-case-scenario where all ice on Earth melted, how would your place of residence fare up?

Watch this video to find out.

Earlier this year, the United States government released the National Climate Assessment, a report highlighting the current and potential impacts of climate change on  Earth and the economy. It makes for a very interesting read.

#EarthsCall #SXSW #ClimateChange

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