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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 at the National Parks.

Nearly 80,000 people living in New Mexico are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Currently, New Mexico averages 20 days a year classified as dangerous. By 2050, the state is projected to face twice as many such days, almost 40 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.

New Mexico faces one of the greatest overall threats from widespread summer drought in the nation. 

New Mexico is one of only a few states in the country to see an increase in winter precipitation falling as snow versus rain.

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

More than 1.4 million people in New Mexico, or 70 percent of the state's population, are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.

What's Happening in Your Region?

Texas

Austin a ‘Poster Child’ for Urban Wildfire Threat

In Texas, which straddles the wet-dry divide between East and West, drought likely exacerbated by climate change means that confronting the threat of wildfires has become a way of life... More

Summer Nights Are Heating Up Across the U.S.

Global warming often conjures scenes of sweaty, scorching summer days, but daytime temperatures aren’t the only thing expected to rise in a warming world. Nights, too, are expected to get sultrier, with overnight lows not dropping as much as they used to. More

California

Dead Trees Adding to California Firefighters’ Battle

With drought and climate change conspiring to push California’s summer wildfire season into premature overdrive, the state’s lead wildfire agency has acquired a multimillion dollar arsenal to help it cope with unprecedented numbers of dying trees... More

Wyoming

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

Spring and summer — two key seasons for wildfires — have warmed 2.1°F across the West, on average... More

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