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Climate Change Impacts on Summertime Tourism

Figure 14.4

This figure appears in chapter 14 of the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment report.

Tourism is often climate-dependent as well as seasonally dependent. Increasing heat and humidity – projected for summers in the Midwest, Southeast, and parts of the Southwest by mid-century (compared to the period 1961-1990) – is likely to create unfavorable conditions for summertime outdoor recreation and tourismactivity. The figures illustrate projected changes in climatic attractiveness (based on maximum daily temperature and minimum daily relative humidity, average daily temperature and relative humidity, precipitation, sunshine, and wind speed) in July for much of North America. In the coming century, the distribution of these conditions is projected to shift from acceptable to unfavorable across most of the southern Midwest and a portion of the Southeast, and from very good or good to acceptable conditions in northern portions of the Midwest, under a high emissions scenario (A2a). (Figure source: Nicholls et al. 200560072c16-ccdf-4f41-b92f-dbd3ac26f3ba).

When citing this figure, please reference Nicholls et al. 200560072c16-ccdf-4f41-b92f-dbd3ac26f3ba.

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