California has nearly 1.3 million people living in flood-prone areas, more than any other state.
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 is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains... More
With drought and climate change conspiring to push California’s summer wildfire season into premature overdrive, the state’s lead wildfire agency has acquired a multimillion dollar arsenal to help it cope with unprecedented numbers of dying trees... More
Spring and summer — two key seasons for wildfires — have warmed 2.1°F across the West, on average... More
The Southwest is already the most arid part of the U.S. Now new research indicates it’s becoming even more dry as wet weather patterns, quite literally, dry up... More