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We Are All Texans Tomorrow: 1,001 Blistering Future Summers

Behavioral thermo-regulation by a Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), panting with body elevated above hot sand. This species is the official State Reptile of Texas, where it is threatened from habitat loss. Photographer: Wild Horizons/UIG via Getty Images
Behavioral thermo-regulation by a Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), panting with body elevated above hot sand. This species is the official State Reptile of Texas, where it is threatened from habitat loss. Photographer: Wild Horizons/UIG via Getty Images

If you live in Phoenix, Arizona, and find the summers there just aren’t hot enough for you, you’re in luck. Just stick around long enough, and it’ll feel just like Kuwait City, where the average summer day registers a lizard-pleasing 114 degrees Fahrenheit (45.6 Celsius).

This new interactive map by nonprofit research group Climate Central draws lines, literally, between the cities of today and the cities they’ll feel like by the end of this century if greenhouse-gas pollution continues on its current path.