North Carolina Extreme Heat

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

Heat itself is one of the leading weather-related killers, and it’s also a significant contributing factor in creating ground-level ozone, which is a serious health hazard.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

As the planet continues to warm from the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the temperatures that we consider to be normal are also rising.

More than 300,000 people living in North Carolina are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

North Carolina currently averages about 10 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, the state is projected to see almost 60 of these days each year.

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?

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

As U.S. Coastal Cities Swell, Rising Seas Threaten Millions

A combination of rising populations and rising seas could see millions of Americans living in homes that flood regularly during the decades ahead... More

North Carolina

Sinking Atlantic Coastline Meets Rapidly Rising Seas

New research using GPS and prehistoric data has shown that nearly the entire coast is affected, from Massachusetts to Florida and parts of Maine... 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

Sign up for email updates to stay informed about what your state is doing to mitigate weather risks.