Explore the impacts of summer heat on U.S. cities.
Stagnant air undermines progress torward clear air in Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Nearly 110,000 people living in Maryland are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.
Today, Maryland averages 10 days a year when heat exceeds dangerous levels. By 2050, the state is projected to experience 40 danger days a year.
Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises
By 2050, the typical number of heat wave days in Maryland is projected to increase from more than 10 to 50 days a year.
Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in Maryland
Today, Maryland has 81,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 38,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.
Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms
Type a coastal place name in Maryland and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.
84.3 million gallons of sewage spilled in Maryland after Hurricane Sandy.
Increasing heavy downpours, fueled by climate change, cause millions of gallons of sewage overflows nationwide.... 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
Newly published modeling shows that a looming acceleration in sea level rise could further accelerate the spread of marshes worldwide... 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