Tim McDonnell

Tim McDonnell

Climate Desk Associate Producer

Tim McDonnell joined the Climate Desk after stints at Mother Jones and Sierra magazine, where he nurtured his interest in environmental journalism. Originally from Tucson, Tim loves tortillas and epic walks.

Get my RSS |

Advertise on MotherJones.com

These Maps Show How Many Brutally Hot Days You Will Suffer When You're Old

| Tue Jun. 24, 2014 12:14 PM EDT
Risky Business

One of the main difficulties in getting people to care about climate change is that it can be hard to notice on a daily basis. But the prospect of sweating profusely through your golden years? That's more arresting.

If you're aged 4 to 33 right now, the map above shows you how many very hot days—those with temperatures over 95 degrees Fahrenheit—you're likely to experience by the time you're elderly. It comes from a new report by the economics research firm Rhodium Group, which was commissioned by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Henry Paulson, the Republican Treasury secretary under George W. Bush; and Tom Steyer, the billionaire Bay Area entrepreneur and environmentalist. 

Tue Jun. 25, 2013 11:56 AM EDT
Fri Jun. 21, 2013 1:13 PM EDT
Thu May. 16, 2013 6:00 AM EDT
Fri May. 10, 2013 6:01 PM EDT
Wed May. 1, 2013 1:39 PM EDT
Mon Apr. 29, 2013 3:34 PM EDT
Sat Apr. 27, 2013 6:00 AM EDT
Mon Apr. 22, 2013 6:08 PM EDT
Wed Apr. 3, 2013 6:00 AM EDT
Mon Apr. 1, 2013 6:00 AM EDT
Mon Mar. 11, 2013 4:52 PM EDT
Wed Mar. 6, 2013 3:56 PM EST
Tue Mar. 5, 2013 4:04 PM EST
Fri Mar. 1, 2013 7:06 AM EST
Fri Feb. 8, 2013 12:18 PM EST
Thu Feb. 7, 2013 7:06 AM EST
Wed Feb. 6, 2013 7:06 AM EST
Thu Jan. 31, 2013 4:22 PM EST
Tue Jan. 29, 2013 6:34 PM EST
Wed Jan. 23, 2013 7:01 AM EST
Thu Jan. 17, 2013 2:06 PM EST
Mon Jan. 14, 2013 7:06 AM EST
Thu Jan. 10, 2013 7:06 AM EST
Tue Jan. 8, 2013 7:01 AM EST