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

Reno is the fastest-warming city in the U.S.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises.

More than 70,000 people living in Nevada are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

Currently, Nevada averages 20 days a year classified as dangerous. By 2050, Nevada is projected to see nearly 30 such days a year.

By 2050, the typical number of heat wave days in Nevada is projected to increase from 15 to nearly 55 days a year.

Climate Central’s analysis of the Urban Heat Island effect in 60 of the largest continental U.S. cities makes it clear just how big the gap between urban and rural areas can be during the summer.

If upstream states continue to be unable to make up the shortage, Lake Mead, whose surface is now about 1,085 feet above sea level, will drop to 1,000 feet by 2020. Under present conditions, that would cut off most of Las Vegas’s water supply.

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

More than 1.2 million people living in Nevada, or 46 percent of the state's population, are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.

What's Happening in Your Region?


Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains... More


Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

Spring and summer — two key seasons for wildfires — have warmed 2.1°F across the West, on average... More


The Southwest May Have Entered a ‘Drier Climate State’

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


Climate Change Worsening Colorado River Droughts

Even as the number of Americans relying on the Colorado River for household water swells to about 40 million, global warming appears to be taking a chunk out of the flows that feed their reservoirs... More

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