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

Cities tend to be warmer than the surrounding countryside, a phenomenon known as an urban heat island.

More than 270,000 people living in Michigan are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Currently, Michigan rarely experiences days when heat exceeds dangerous levels. By 2050, it is projected to see nearly 15 danger days a year.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Climate Change and National Parks

Some parks have experienced dramatic temperature changes, and these shifts can lead to water shortages and species migration.

Michigan is projected to see a five-fold increase in heat wave days by 2050.

By 2050, the severity of widespread summer drought is projected to triple in Michigan. This would result in a severity index greater than Texas' current threat from widespread summer drought.

In Michigan, nearly 340,000 people are living in areas at elevated risk of inland flooding

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New York

Sandy’s Surge Was Extreme. It Could Become Normal

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Climate Change Behind Surge in Western Wildfires

Western firefighting veterans lamenting a “new normal” amid surging forest fires have received an explanation for the destructiveness they’ve been unable to quell... More

Scientists Tease Out Climate Change’s Role in Zika Spread

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