Climate change means more mosquito days, increasing Zika risk.

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 120,000 people living in Mississippi are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Mississippi faces one of the nation's greatest threats from extreme heat, both today and in the future.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Mississippi is projected to see an increase in severity of widespread summer drought of almost 140 percent by 2050. 

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

Nearly 1.7 million people in Mississippi, or 57 percent of the state's population, are at an elevated risk of wildfire.

Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms

Today Mississippi has 75,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 13,000 people are projected to be at risk due to rising seas.

Sea level threats down to zip code

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

Mississippi currently has approximately 200 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this is projected to increase to 300 square miles. 

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...

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