You can’t solve what you don’t understand. We know that climate hazards make headlines and disrupt our lives on what feels like a weekly basis now. But how can communities grapple with the scale of climate hazards in a way that’s locally relevant? And actionable?
The US government curates and produces vast troves of research, data, and analysis related to climate. Cities and counties typically don’t. The map below from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) bridges that gap. Communities can tap into information without having to develop or source it themselves.
You can click or search any location in the US for information about climate hazards in a specific place. Through charts and maps, you can see how hazards like wildfire or coastal inundation will evolve over the century. Communities can compare projections under different climate scenarios to better understand future impacts.
Hazard reports show which climate impacts pose the greatest threats for each place. For example, Miami-Dade County has a very high risk for flooding and coastal inundation. It has less risk for drought and wildfire.
These localized insights, fused with built-in demographic data, provide a road map to resiliency. With these, communities can design projects that drive both climate resilience and equity.