Climate change means more mosquito days, increasing Zika risk.
More than 120,000 people living in Mississippi are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.
Mississippi faces one of the nation's greatest threats from extreme heat, both today and in the future.
Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises
Mississippi is projected to see an increase in severity of widespread summer drought of almost 140 percent by 2050.
A Climate Central analysis shows that the number of large fires on Forest Service land is increasing dramatically.
Nearly 1.7 million people in Mississippi, or 57 percent of the state's population, are at an elevated risk of wildfire.
Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms
Today Mississippi has 75,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 13,000 people are projected to be at risk due to rising seas.
Type a coastal place name in Mississippi and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.
Mississippi currently has approximately 200 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this is projected to increase to 300 square miles.
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