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.
Climate change means more mosquito days, increasing Zika risk.
New Orleans is the 15th hottest city in the U.S.
More than 160,000 people living in Louisiana are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.
Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises
Today, Louisiana averages 35 days a year when heat exceeds dangerous levels. By 2050, the state is projected to average nearly 115 danger days a year.
Louisiana is projected to see one of the nation's largest increases in heat wave days by 2050.
Compound flooding, when heavy rains and storm surge combine, is an increasing risk for U.S. coasts... More
Such heavy downpours are expected to happen more often and be more intense as the world heats up due to the increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere... More
A combination of rising populations and rising seas could see millions of Americans living in homes that flood regularly during the decades ahead... More
The threat isn't that sea level rise will gradually breach the defenses surrounding each airport. Instead, at least during the next few decades, scientists say that sea level rise will be more of an enabler of storm-surge flooding, making it easier for even minor storms to produce more damaging surges and flooding... More