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

California has more than 1 million people that are especially vulnerable to extreme heat. 

Riverside is the 4th fastest-warming city in the U.S.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

The average temperature is rising with climate change. See more of California's trends here >>

This interactive shows a state-by-state analysis of U.S. temperature trends since the first Earth Day.

Currently, California averages 35 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, the state is projected to see almost 50 such days a year.

100 Years of Warming at the National Parks

Learn more about temperture trends in California's National Parks.

Western snowpack has a huge impact on drought. 

California is seeing more winter precipitation falling as rain — what implications does this have for drought?

By 2050, the severity of widespread summer drought is projected to almost triple in California.

Many vegetables, fruits, and nuts production will be impacted by drought. Over a third of the country’s vegetables and two thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts were produced in California in 2013.

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

More than 11.2 million people in California, or 30 percent of the state's population, are at an elevated risk of wildfire.

Dozens of large wildfires have already raged through Western states, with hundreds of thousands of acres burned.

Large wildfires are on the rise in many of the western states, including California.

By 2050, California projected to see more than 140 days a year with high wildfire potential, the greatest number of days among the lower 48 states.

California has nearly 1.3 million people living in flood-prone areas, more than any other state.

It’s not just April showers: more water can evaporate into a warmer atmosphere at all times of the year, and what goes up must eventually come down.

Both intense drought and excessive flooding are projected to increase in California by at least 50% towards the end of the twenty-first century.

According to the National Climate Assessment, the most extreme precipitation events (those in the 99th percentile of intensity) have increased in every region of the contiguous states since the 1950s.

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in California

California currently has 170,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 204,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.

What does the future look like for San Diego with projected sea level rise?

Sea level threats down to zip code

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

California currently has more than 200 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. This area is projected to double to more than 550 square miles by 2050 due to sea level rise.

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