Texas Wildfires

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

More than 18 million people living in Texas, or 72 percent of the state's population, are currently living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire. By 2050, Texas is projected to top the nation with the worst overall wildfire threat. 

What's Happening with Wildfires?

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

Texas

Texas’s Warmer Future: Drought and Heavy Rains?

The juxtaposition between heavy precipitation and drought is an example of the complex and sometimes unpredictable way that climate change signals come together... More

Florida

Rain, Storm Surge Combine to Put U.S. Coasts at Risk

Compound flooding, when heavy rains and storm surge combine, is an increasing risk for U.S. coasts... 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

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