Here’s how climate change is hurting the U.S.
Day after day, week after week, the United States faces a barrage of climate extremes: wildfires in California. Drought on the Great Plains. Flooding in Florida. Yet assembling those puzzle pieces into a clear picture often can be difficult. It’s a problem the Interior Department and NOAA aim to address with a new website that provides data on real-time extreme event conditions as well as risk profiles at the national, state and local levels. A key feature is a running tally of climate-juiced hazards — such as droughts, wildfires and floods — and the number of U.S. residents facing these threats. The website is constantly updating these figures, but it also provides historical data for context.
- Vox: How power companies have caused and worsened wildfires
- CNN: Extreme weather could push food prices even higher
- The Guardian: Rescuers search for person missing in Los Angeles mountain area mudslides as thousands evacuate
- AccuWeather: Summer of 2022 ranks as 3rd warmest on record for contiguous US
- Snow Brains: Rare Pacific Hurricane Brings Flood Risks to Drought-Stricken Southern California
- Green Matters: What Is a Megadrought? The Facts on the Megadrought in the Western U.S.
- Los Angeles Times: Twitter’s data center knocked out by extreme heat in California