Online vulnerability mapping for US Great Lakes Region

The Graham Sustainability Institute and the Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities at the University of Michigan has produced an interactive online map to demonstrate how regionally specific changes in climate impact the social and economic characteristics of the Great Lakes Region.

The three main categories of change on the map are Economy, looking at jobs most to least dependent on climate-vulnerable sectors of farming, timber, and tourism; Infrastructure, looking at potential climate-related infrastructure spending per capita by local governments; and Vulnerable Populations, showing an index of heat vulnerability and changes in summer temperature and those most affected by them. The data are available for all the counties in the region (over 150 on the map), along with graphs and charts for each place and topic. There is also a pdf available detailing methods and data sources for each category (tab) and each of three charts within it.