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Is Your State Prepared for Climate Change?

Is Your State Prepared for Climate Change?

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.

Mountain Snowmelt and Fire

Mountain Snowmelt and Fire

In recent decades in the American West, wildfires have burned about 17 times more land in years with early snowmelt than with late.

Early vs. Late Snowmelt

Early vs. Late Snowmelt

Satellite-derived images comparing the first full week of April in years with early (2002) vs. late (2008) snowmelt.

Tripod Fire Satellite View

Tripod Fire Satellite View

The August 2006 Tripod Complex Fire burned some 180,000 acres of beetle-damaged forest in central Washington State.