Climate change means more mosquito days, increasing Zika risk.

By 2050, the typical number of heat wave days in Alabama is projected to increase from 15 to more than 70 days a year.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

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.

More than 160,000 people living in Alabama are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

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

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

More than 2.8 million people living in Alabama, or 59 percent of the state's population, are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.

Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms

Today, Alabama has 27,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 7,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.

Sea level threats down to zip code

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

2015 had the highest global ocean heat content on record — about 90% of the extra heat captured by humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions is stored in the oceans.

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...

A Climate Central analysis looks at human-caused global sea level rise’s influence on increasing coastal flood days in the U.S. 

What's Happening in Your Region?


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


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


Florida’s Record Warm 2015 an Outlier in U.S. East

The reasons for Florida’s out-of-sync warmth could be myriad and have likely varied with the seasons, experts said. Drought, incredibly warm ocean waters and natural climate cycles may all have contributed to the likely record... More

New York

As U.S. Coastal Cities Swell, Rising Seas Threaten Millions

A combination of rising populations and rising seas could see millions of Americans living in homes that flood regularly during the decades ahead... More

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