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Surging Seas • Sea Level Rise

Surging Seas • Sea Level Rise

Search by city, state or zip code to track the risk of flooding in your area.

Climate Matters

Climate Matters

Climate Matters provides meteorologists with data & graphics on local weather events and their link to climate change.

Partnerships Journalism

Partnerships Journalism

Guided by data and science, our journalists collaborate with local newsrooms on compelling climate change coverage.

Climate Matters Highlights

Large Western Wildfires on the Rise

Large Western Wildfires on the Rise

The number of large wildfires is on the rise in the West.

Raincheck: 2019’s Deluge in Context

Raincheck: 2019’s Deluge in Context

It’s been another year of powerful rain so far — leading to more flooding that’s washing out crops and damaging infrastructure.

Shifting Tornado Zones

Shifting Tornado Zones

U.S. tornado hotspots are shifting east. See if your region is affected.

Annual Rainfall Increasing in Most U.S. States

Annual Rainfall Increasing in Most U.S. States

The average annual rainfall is trending up in most U.S. states. How does your state compare?

CO2 Concentrations Rising Past 400 Parts Per Million

CO2 Concentrations Rising Past 400 Parts Per Million

As we emit more fossil fuels, atmospheric CO2 concentrations are rising each year — reaching levels that are unprecedented in history.

ON THE MEDIA

Upton on Zillow Report

Upton on Zillow Report

Our features writer John Upton talks our Zillow report, the National Climate Assessment, and more with NBC10 Philadelphia's Rosemary Connors.

Special Sections & Tools

States At Risk

States At Risk

Explore preparedness actions each state is taking in relation to their current and future changes in climate threats.

Climate Science

Climate Science

Data-driven research and reporting that makes climate science local and advances understanding of climate change impacts.

WXshift

WXshift

A comprehensive weather site, delivering everything you'd ever want to know about your weather, including the climate context.

Trending Stories

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

Prescribed burns — an important tool for reducing wildfire risk — are being unevenly applied across the country.

POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

POURING IT ON: How Climate Change Intensifies Heavy Rain Events

Climate change is making the wettest days wetter, heightening flood risks.

As Temperatures Rise in Tucson, so Do Concerns over Health Risks Linked to Higher Ozone Levels

As Temperatures Rise in Tucson, so Do Concerns over Health Risks Linked to Higher Ozone Levels

Ozone levels in Tucson and other Arizona urban areas are increasing as temperatures hit record or near-record levels every year with growing scientific consensus…

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

FAITH AND FLOODING: How Sea Level Rise Threatens America’s Houses of Worship

Unchecked warming emissions are projected to leave hundreds of houses of worship in areas vulnerable to chronic flooding by midcentury.

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

This warming trend, combined with pollution from cars, power plants and chemical plants, is expected to increase the number of days each year that…

AMERICAN WARMING: The Fastest-Warming Cities and States in the U.S.

AMERICAN WARMING: The Fastest-Warming Cities and States in the U.S.

Local temperature data from 1970 to 2018 shows warming trends across the country — and Americans are already feeling the effects.

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