Climate Central’s analysis shows how much hotter parks are projected to get later this century.
More than 30,000 people living in Maine are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.
By 2050, the typical number of heat wave days in Maine is projected to quadruple from 10 to nearly 40 days a year.
Maine is projected to see a 70 percent increase in threat from widespread summer drought by 2050.
Blueberry production will be impacted by droughts, especially in the summer when they require more moisture. Maine is the largest producer of wild blueberries in the world. Maine produces 10 percent of all blueberries in North America, including wild and cultivated production.
In Maine, more than 130,000 people are living in areas at elevated risk of inland flooding.
Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms
Today, Maine has 7,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 6,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.
Type a coastal place name in Maine and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.
Maine currently has 100 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this is projected to increase to nearly 150 square miles due to sea level rise.
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