The University of Prince Edward Island's climate research lab has developed a first-of-its-kind tool to forecast global climate change.

The tool was created using 40 up-to-date models from across the globe. Researchers can zoom in on anywhere in the world to see how weather may change in that area.

"Researchers nowadays, if they're looking into the future, they're all considering climate change because it's one of the major forcing activities of say, wildlife activity or things happening in the economy, such as tourism or for agriculture," said lab director Adam Fenech.

"Everybody wants to know what the future climate is going to look like and so that's what this data set can help researchers with."

Fenech said he hopes other researchers will collaborate with his team using the information.