U.S. Climate Assessment: How Extreme Weather Will Impact You
The latest U.S. climate assessment has familiar warnings for areas of the country most affected by extreme weather, along with new information that can help prepare for increasing threats.
The Fifth National Climate Assessment, a congressional report released every five years, has been released. First, the good news: “Across the country, efforts to adapt to climate change and reduce emissions have expanded since 2018, and US emissions have fallen since peaking in 2007.”
That said, the climate risks the country faces are continuing to grow, as all regions are affected by climate change. These risks are wide-ranging, with direct impacts on the water supply, food security, infrastructure, ecosystems, and the economy.
Some of the key highlights of the report:
To find out how climate change is affecting your region, click here to read the complete report.