Historic carbon emissions have already locked in enough future sea level rise to submerge most of the homes in each of several hundred American towns and cities, according to Climate Central-led research.
Coastal flooding could disproportionately affect Native Alaskans, who make up the majority of residents in Alaska’s remote coastal villages along the western and northern coasts where topography is relatively flat.
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By 2050, Alaska's 100-year coastal floodplain is projected to expand by more than 15,000 square miles, by far the most land of any state.
Today, Alaska has 17,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 3,000 people are projected to be at risk due to rising seas.
Alaska, the great northern frontier of America, is being reshaped by climate change. While rising temperatures are altering its character and landscape, they are also bringing the ravages of wildfires... More
Spring and summer — two key seasons for wildfires — have warmed 2.1°F across the West, on average... More
Prevailing weather patterns and very warm temperatures have kept the snow low in parts of Alaska last winter.... More