These states have suffered the most billion-dollar weather and climate disasters since 1980.
Freshwater fishing has a major impact on the U.S. economy, and a changing climate is altering fish habitats and behaviors.
Drought and deluge are both expected to be more common in a warming world. See how far off these cities are from normal precipitation so far in 2018.
There have been 15 billion-dollar weather-related disasters in the U.S. in 2017, and the year may finish as the costliest on record.
Each state receives a conventional letter grade to illustrate its climate change preparedness overall and for five specific hazards: heat, drought, wildfires, inland & coastal flooding.
With the current El Niño, there is some hope of such an extreme drought easing this winter.
Parts of the West need more than 20 inches of rain to erase the drought.
Since 1900, the average annual precipitation is up 5 percent for the continental U.S.