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

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.

Currently, Oregon as a whole rarely experiences dangerous heat days. By 2050, the state is projected to see nearly 10 such days a year.

More than 100,000 people living in Oregon are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

The strong El Niño is not solely responsible for the warming planet. Global temperatures have been trending upward since 1950, regardless of whether or not the Pacific Ocean was in an El Niño, La Niña, or neutral phase.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Oregon is projected to see an increase in severity of widespread summer drought of approximately 50 percent by 2050. 

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

Wildfires often cause the worst air pollution days of the year.

More than 1.2 million people living in Oregon, or 33 percent of the state's population, are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.

In Oregon, there are nearly 160,000 people living in areas at an elevated risk of inland flooding.

Today, Oregon has 9,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 7,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.

Historic carbon emissions have already locked in enough future sea level rise to submerge most of the homes in each of several hundred American towns and cities...

Sea level threats down to zip code

Type a coastal place name in Oregon and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.

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Oregon

Pacific Northwest’s ‘Wet Drought’ Possible Sign of Future

California isn't the only place suffering drought; the Pacific Northwest is suffering from a lack of snow... 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

California

West Likely to Be Stormier With Climate Change

The types of storms that brought heavy snow and rain to the West this winter, triggering landslides and floods while easing stubborn droughts, are likely to become stronger and more frequent... More

Washington

Wildfires Are Ruining the National Park Service’s Birthday

Smoke from large wildfires is obscuring some of the stunning vistas that inspired the preservation of these places and the creation of the National Park Service in the first place... More

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