Across the country, many of us are experiencing climate changes — summers are hotter, storms are hitting harder, wildfires are burning longer, and extreme weather is increasing. When these events strike, they have a profound and detrimental impact on our economy and our daily lives.
States at Risk is a project aimed at showing how Americans in all 50 states are experiencing the impacts of climate change. Our work focuses on five threats — extreme heat, drought, wildfires, coastal flooding and inland flooding — and the states most affected by these threats.
In 2015 States at Risk evaluated how prepared each of the 50 states are for their current and future climate threats in its Preparedness Report Card.