Many counties in the US have already hit 1.5 C rise and some cases even 2.0 C rise. You’ll recall, the 2015 Paris Accord on Climate Change, and all the future commitments countries promised there, were to keep global warming “well below 2 C.

1.5 and 2.0 C rises already have happened in California, Wisconsin, and possibly in your state. So there is more reason to act now so won’t be so much worse in near term future.

Check out this graphic published in the Washington Post to see the temperature increase in your county.

You may want to save this local data for local media interviews and conversations with elected officials in your community.