Ben Jervey, reporting for National Geographic News:
“We’re providing a new metric on when ongoing climate change will lead to environments like we have never seen before,” lead researcher Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii told reporters, “when the coldest year of the future will be warmer than the hottest year in the past.”
The study’s authors refer to this new metric as a “climate departure.”
By combining data from 39 different climate models, Mora and his team built a timetable of these climate departures for any given location on Earth. Along with their study, Mora and his colleagues published an interactive map that allows users to find the year of climate departure anywhere on the globe.