Minnesota Extreme Heat

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Climate Central’s analysis shows how much hotter parks are projected to get later this century.

Learn more about 100 years of warming in the National Parks

More than 110,000 people living in Minnesota are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Today, Minnesota rarely experiences days when heat exceeds dangerous levels. By 2050, the state is projected to see an average of more than 15 danger days a year.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Summers in most of the U.S. are already warmer than they were in the 1970s, and climate models tell us that summers are going to keep getting hotter as greenhouse gas emissions continue.

Minnesota is projected to see more than a five-fold increase in its number of heat wave days by 2050.

What's Happening with Extreme Heat?

Georgia

What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

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 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

Climate Change Behind Surge in Western Wildfires

Western firefighting veterans lamenting a “new normal” amid surging forest fires have received an explanation for the destructiveness they’ve been unable to quell... More

Scientists Tease Out Climate Change’s Role in Zika Spread

While the effects of El Niño and other weather cycles are beyond the control of humans, the recent spread of the disease into the U.S. is a savage reminder of the heavy toll that humans are taking on their planet — and of the potential for those changes to bite back... More

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