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

Cities are almost always hotter than the surrounding rural area but global warming takes that heat and makes it worse.

More than 160,000 people living in South Carolina are especially vulnerable to extreme heat.

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.

Summers are getting muggier as the dewpoint temperature rises

Currently, South Carolina averages 25 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, South Carolina is projected to see nearly 90 such days annually.

By 2050, the typical number of heat wave days in South Carolina is projected to quadruple from 15 to nearly 60 days a year.

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

See every wildfire burning in the U.S. on this map >>

More than 2.9 million people living in South Carolina, or 63 percent of the state's population, are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.

In South Carolina, there are nearly 210,000 people living in areas at an elevated risk of inland flooding.

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in South Carolina

Today, South Carolina has 229,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 56,000 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 South Carolina and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.

 10 before-and-after images of iconic locations in major U.S. coastal cities if sea levels rose 25 feet

South Carolina currently has approximately 900 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this is projected to increase to nearly 1,400 square miles due to sea level rise.

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...

What's Happening in Your Region?


Rain, Storm Surge Combine to Put U.S. Coasts at Risk

Compound flooding, when heavy rains and storm surge combine, is an increasing risk for U.S. coasts... More

North Carolina

Sinking Atlantic Coastline Meets Rapidly Rising Seas

New research using GPS and prehistoric data has shown that nearly the entire coast is affected, from Massachusetts to Florida and parts of Maine... More


Fate of World’s Coastlines Rests on Melting Antarctic Ice

“We’ve had more frequent flooding in areas that haven’t flooded before. In November, water was coming into people’s garages and stuff. It had never happened before."... More

South Carolina

In Streak of Extreme Storms, What’s the Role of Warming?

From South Carolina to Texas to West Virginia and Maryland, each instance of extreme rainfall and subsequent flooding raises questions about the potential role of climate change in making such events more likely... More

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