States At Risk
This project from Climate Central is aimed at showing how Americans in all 50 states are experiencing the impacts of climate change. Content is focused on five threats—extreme heat, drought, wildfires, and both coastal and inland flooding—and the states most affected by these threats. Each state's page shows the major climate risks faced and the expected outcomes related to that risk. A variety of graphics shows observed and projected trends in temperature, precipitation, flooding, and other impacts. The graphics then link to reports and articles on the Climate Central website to further explain the issue.
The site links to America's Preparedness Report Card, a companion website and report that explores the preparedness actions that each of the 50 states are taking in relation to their current and future changes in climate threats. The goal of the Report Card is to help states improve their level of preparedness by recognizing risks from the climate-related threats they face, building an action plan, and implementing this plan.