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

Columbus already has one of the country's most intense summer heat islands, where urban temperatures can be more than 20°F hotter than nearby rural temperatures.

Today Ohio averages about 5 dangerous heat days per year. By 2050, the state is projected to see 30 dangerous heat days a year.

Ohio is home to hundreds of thousands of people vulnerable to extreme heat, and the threat of heat is expected to increase by 2050

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.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Columbus is the 19th fastest-warming city in the U.S.

Ohio's widespread summer drought severity is projected to increase by approximately 50 percent by 2050.

In Ohio, nearly 400,000 people are living in areas at elevated risk of inland flooding

What's Happening in Your Region?

West Virginia

Rains Flood West Virginia While Fires Burn Out West

The massive floods that rapidly inundated towns displaced thousands and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and other structures. At least 23 people were killed, according to news reports... More

Pennsylvania

U.S. Airports Face Increasing Threat From Rising Seas

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

South Carolina

In Streak of Extreme Storms, What’s the Role of Warming?

From South Carolina to Texas to West Virginia and Maryland, each instance of extreme rainfall and subsequent flooding raises questions about the potential role of climate change in making such events more likely... 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

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