‘Give us a break, Lord’: Amid active hurricane season, pandemic halts recovery in Florida two years after Michael

‘Give us a break, Lord’: Amid active hurricane season, pandemic halts recovery in Florida two years after Michael

  • Published: Jun 29th, 2020

With federal money running out, slow rebuilds, and a lack of affordable housing, many Panhandle residents are vulnerable to this year’s storms.

Seniors at Risk: Heat and Climate Change

Seniors at Risk: Heat and Climate Change

  • Published: Jun 24th, 2020

A new Climate Central report examines how heat and a warming climate endanger the health of an aging U.S. population, a threat made even more worrisome during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tear Gas, Pollution, Wildfire Smoke: A Triple Threat to Your Lungs

Tear Gas, Pollution, Wildfire Smoke: A Triple Threat to Your Lungs

  • Published: Jun 11th, 2020

The one-two punch of tear gas and wildfire smoke, coupled with ever-present air pollution from fossil fuels, is set to worsen suffering related to the coronavirus this year, with people of color living in polluted areas continuing to feel the worst effects.

National map: top disaster by state (2020)

National map: top disaster by state (2020)

  • Published: Feb 12th, 2020

Not all disasters are created equal—check which type of billion-dollar weather and climate disaster has occurred the most in your state.

National map: Number of Disasters by State (2020)

National map: Number of Disasters by State (2020)

  • Published: Feb 12th, 2020

Can you guess which state has experienced the most billion-dollar climate disasters? See NOAA’s 40-year dataset

National: Bar graph of overall U.S. billion-dollar disasters by decade (2020)

National: Bar graph of overall U.S. billion-dollar disasters by decade (2020)

  • Published: Feb 12th, 2020

The 2010s had the most billion-dollar disasters in 34 of 52 states and territories (65%)

State: Bar graph of billion-dollar disasters by decade (2020)

State: Bar graph of billion-dollar disasters by decade (2020)

  • Published: Feb 12th, 2020

With four decades of disaster data, the trend is not our friend. Billion-dollar weather and climate disasters are rising in most states, even after adjusting for inflation

2020 Super Bowl: Sea Level Rise Flood Risk

2020 Super Bowl: Sea Level Rise Flood Risk

  • Published: Jan 29th, 2020

All cities with NFL teams have warmed over the last 50 years due to climate change. And the stadium where the Super Bowl is being played could experience occasional flooding from sea level rise by 2070.