Climate scientist Brian Brettschneider has created an updated map for a cross-country road trip in the United States where the temperature remains a constant 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The map, based on daily “normal” high temperatures, offers multiple routes that span the country and have been widely shared since their initial release in 2015.
- Climate scientist Brian Brettschneider has released an updated version of his road trip map where the temperature is always 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The map is based on daily “normal” high temperatures from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
- The updated routes include both a coastal path and an interior route, staying below 8,000 miles in length.
- A longer route that includes Alaska and Canada has also been added, using mathematical concepts due to the absence of updated climate data in Canada.
- While climate change had a minimal impact on the new map, it is expected to have a larger effect in the future.
- Brettschneider, an avid mapmaker, is interested in hearing from anyone planning to embark on the road trip.