Climate Central’s analysis shows how much hotter parks are projected to get later this century.
More than 160,000 people living in South Carolina are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.
Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises
Currently, South Carolina averages 25 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, South Carolina is projected to see nearly 90 such days annually.
By 2050, the typical number of heat wave days in South Carolina is projected to quadruple from 15 to nearly 60 days a year.
A Climate Central analysis shows that the number of large fires on Forest Service land is increasing dramatically.
More than 2.9 million people living in South Carolina, or 63 percent of the state's population, are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.
In South Carolina, there are nearly 210,000 people living in areas at an elevated risk of inland flooding.
Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in South Carolina
Today, South Carolina has 229,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 56,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.
Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms
Type a coastal place name in South Carolina and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.
South Carolina currently has approximately 900 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this is projected to increase to nearly 1,400 square miles due to sea level rise.
Compound flooding, when heavy rains and storm surge combine, is an increasing risk for U.S. coasts... More
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
“We’ve had more frequent flooding in areas that haven’t flooded before. In November, water was coming into people’s garages and stuff. It had never happened before."... More
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