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

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.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

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 300,000 people living in North Carolina are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

North Carolina currently averages about 10 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, the state is projected to see almost 60 of these days each year.

Summers in most of the U.S. are already warmer than they were in the 1970s, and climate models tell us that summers are going to keep getting hotter as greenhouse gas emissions continue.

North Carolina has a relatively low summer drought threat, but the state is still projected to see a roughly 50 percent increase in severity by 2050.

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

More than 4.8 million people in North Carolina, or 50 percent of North Carolina's population, are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.

In North Carolina, more than 450,000 people are living in areas at elevated risk of inland flooding.

Durham and Charlotte had respective increases of 129 and 86 percent in heavy downpours

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in North Carolina

Today, North Carolina has 122,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 44,000 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 North Carolina and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.

What will the nation's coastlines look like in the future, after global warming has had its inexorable, long-term effect on sea level rise?

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