Heat itself is one of the leading weather-related killers, and it’s also a significant contributing factor in creating ground-level ozone, which is a serious health hazard.
An increase in stagnant summer air is expected to continue across the U.S.
Georgia currently averages about 20 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, it is projected to see more than 90 such days a year.
Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises
Atlanta is the 19th fastest-warming city in the U.S.
More than 310,000 people living in Georgia are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.
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 research using GPS and prehistoric data has shown that nearly the entire coast is affected, from Massachusetts to Florida and parts of Maine... More
“We’ve had more frequent flooding in areas that haven’t flooded before. In November, water was coming into people’s garages and stuff. It had never happened before."... More
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