Climate change means more mosquito days, increasing Zika risk.

More than 65,000 people living in Connecticut are especially vulnerable to exteme heat. 

Currently, Connecticut rarely experiences days with dangerous heat levels. By 2050, it is projected to see more than 10 danger days a year.

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.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Norwich is the 13th fastest-warming city in the U.S.

The strong El Niño is not solely responsible for the warming planet.

In Connecticut, there are more than 130,000 people living in areas at an elevated risk of inland flooding.

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in Connecticut

Connecticut has more than 55,000 people currently at risk of coastal flooding and 30,000 more are projected to be at risk by 2050 due to sea level rise.

Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms

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.

Sea level threats down to zip code

Type a coastal place name in Connecticut and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.

Connecticut currently has approximately 50 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this area is projected to increase to more than 70 square miles due to sea level rise. 

24.3 million gallons of sewage spilled in Connecticut after Hurricane Sandy.

What's Happening in Your Region?

Massachusetts

New England is Wicked Dry Right Now With Little Relief In Sight

Boston just had its driest summer on record with precipitation more than 6.5 inches below average. It also had its hottest August on record, which has helped bake in the dryness... 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

New Jersey

Risks of Hurricane Sandy-like Surge Events Rising

Hurricane Sandy, which was officially re-classified as a post-tropical storm shortly before landfall, caused heavy damage along the New Jersey shore, and caused the most extensive coastal flooding event in modern-day New York City... More

New York

As U.S. Coastal Cities Swell, Rising Seas Threaten Millions

A combination of rising populations and rising seas could see millions of Americans living in homes that flood regularly during the decades ahead... More

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