An increase in stagnant summer air is expected to continue across the U.S.

Georgia currently averages about 20 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, it is projected to see more than 90 such days a year.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Heat itself is one of the leading weather-related killers, and it’s also a significant contributing factor in creating ground-level ozone, which is a serious health hazard.

Atlanta is the 19th fastest-warming city in the U.S.

More than 310,000 people living in Georgia are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Drought will have a big impact on the production of peanuts, pecans, peaches, and the sweet Vidalia onion, all of which grow in Georgia. The state is the nation’s number one producer of peanuts, pecans, and peaches. Known as the sweetest onion in the world, the Vidalia onion can only be grown in the fields around Vidalia and Glenville in Georgia. The historic 2007 drought cost the Georgia agriculture industry $339 million in crop losses

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

More than 4.6 million people living in Georgia, or 48 percent of the state's population, are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.

In Georgia, there are more than 570,000 people living in areas at an elevated risk of inland flooding.

Runoff is only part of the threat equation — how many people live in harm’s way is also a factor.

Across most of the country, the heaviest downpours are happening more frequently, delivering a deluge in place of what would have been routine heavy rain.

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.

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in Georgia 

Today, Georgia has 100,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 38,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.

Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms

Sea level threats down to zip code

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

Georgia currently has 650 square miles that fall within the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this area is projected to increase to more than 900 square miles due to sea level rise.

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