Climate change means more mosquito days, increasing Zika risk.

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.

Nearly 120,000 people living in Oklahoma are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Currently, Oklahoma averages 50 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, Oklahoma is projected to see more than 90 such days annually, the fifth greatest number of danger days among the lower 48 states.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Climate Central’s analysis of the Urban Heat Island effect in 60 of the largest continental U.S. cities makes it clear just how big the gap between urban and rural areas can be during the summer.

By 2050, the severity of widespread summer drought is projected to almost double in Oklahoma. 

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

More than 1.4 million people living in Oklahoma, or 38 percent of the state's population, are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.

In Oklahoma, nearly 210,000 people are living in areas at elevated risk of inland flooding.

Heavy downpours are on the rise across the U.S.

The most extreme precipitation events have increased in every region of the contiguous states since the 1950s.

What's Happening in Your Region?

Oklahoma

Warming Could Bring More Downpours Like OKC’s

Heavy downpours are something Oklahoma, along with the rest of the nation, could expect more of as the world warms and the atmosphere sucks up more moisture... More

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

Kansas

Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

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

Nevada

The Southwest May Have Entered a ‘Drier Climate State’

The Southwest is already the most arid part of the U.S. Now new research indicates it’s becoming even more dry as wet weather patterns, quite literally, dry up... More

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