New Mexico 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 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.

What's Happening with Extreme Heat?

Kansas

Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains... More

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

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