Missouri Wildfires

Climate Central analysis shows that the number of large fires on Forest Service land is increasing dramatically. 

More than 1.2 million people living in Missouri, or 20 percent of the population, are at elevated risk of wildfire.

By 2050, Missouri’s average number of days a year with high wildfire potential is projected to double from fewer than 10 to more than 20 days.

What's Happening with Wildfires?

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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