Alabama Extreme Heat

Climate change means more mosquito days, increasing Zika risk.

By 2050, the typical number of heat wave days in Alabama is projected to increase from 15 to more than 70 days a year.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

As the planet continues to warm from the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the temperatures that we consider to be normal are also rising.

More than 160,000 people living in Alabama are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

What's Happening with Extreme Heat?

Florida

Rain, Storm Surge Combine to Put U.S. Coasts at Risk

Compound flooding, when heavy rains and storm surge combine, is an increasing risk for U.S. coasts... More

Georgia

What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

Tinder-dry conditions that have resulted from months with little to no rain and toasty fall temperatures have allowed the fires to reach unusual heights. More

New York

Sandy’s Surge Was Extreme. It Could Become Normal

The risk posed by future storms like Sandy is only going to increase due to climate change. The potential for stronger storms and rising seas mean Sandy-level flooding could could occur once every 23 years as opposed to once every 400... More

Climate Change Behind Surge in Western Wildfires

Western firefighting veterans lamenting a “new normal” amid surging forest fires have received an explanation for the destructiveness they’ve been unable to quell... More

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