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Tag Results - FLOODING

Wettest Days Getting Wetter

Wettest Days Getting Wetter

May 15, 2019

Climate change is making the wettest days wetter, heightening flood risks.

Downpour

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

Downpour

May 15, 2019

Climate change strengthens downpours, heightening the risk of damaging floods.

Annual CO2 Peak & Day of Prayer

Annual CO2 Peak & Day of Prayer

May 1, 2019

Atmospheric CO2 concentrations are nearing this year’s peak above 413 ppm — the highest level in millions of years. We also connect with the National Day of Prayer, analyzing the houses of worship at risk from sea level rise.

Western Snowpack & Drought Update

Western Snowpack & Drought Update

Apr 3, 2019

The winter precipitation season has ended in the West with a healthy water supply, a happy exception to a long-term drying trend related to climate change.

World Water Day

World Water Day

Mar 20, 2019

Happy World Water Day! We explore how the increased flooding, drought, and heat from climate change are impacting our water supply.

Heavy Rain, Climate Extremes, and Beer

Heavy Rain, Climate Extremes, and Beer

Mar 13, 2019

After the wettest winter on record, we show how extreme precipitation is contributing to an upward trend in the NOAA/NCEI Climate Extremes Index. Also, we look ahead to St. Patrick’s Day and how climate change affects beer.

Your Climate If a Green New Deal Went Global

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

Your Climate If a Green New Deal Went Global

Feb 20, 2019

Climate change is already fueling disasters and contributing to flooding, heat waves, wildfires, and the spread of disease, with worse impacts ahead.

Local Climate Hazard Pile-Up

Local Climate Hazard Pile-Up

Feb 20, 2019

Unchecked greenhouse gas emissions could hit some U.S. locations with up to three severe, nearly simultaneous climate hazards by 2050 — but moderate to deep emissions cuts could significantly reduce these dangers.

2018 Year in Review: Temperatures & Billion-Dollar Disasters

2018 Year in Review: Temperatures & Billion-Dollar Disasters

Feb 6, 2019

NOAA and NASA have released their global and national climate reports for 2018 — showing that last year was the globe’s fourth-hottest on record.

2018 Review: Rainfall

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

2018 Review: Rainfall

Dec 12, 2018

Climate change is driving heavy rain in many U.S. states — and associated damages to water quality, infrastructure, and property.

Rainfall Records of 2018

Rainfall Records of 2018

Dec 12, 2018

2018 was another year of weather extremes, as record rainfall fell over much of the East and Midwest — a damaging trend that is getting worse with climate change.

Billion-Dollar Disasters of 2018

Billion-Dollar Disasters of 2018

Dec 5, 2018

As the climate changes, we are seeing more extreme weather events with billion-dollar price tags and 2018 is no exception.

Under Fire

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

Under Fire

Nov 7, 2018

Military sites across the United States have seen a striking warming trend — and that warming contributes to damaging extreme weather events, from storms to droughts.

Military Bases of Warming

Military Bases of Warming

Nov 7, 2018

Climate change is impacting the U.S. military, as warming bases here at home are putting additional stress on the Armed Forces.

The Power of Trees

The Power of Trees

Oct 24, 2018

Trees do more than showcase beautiful colors — they also improve air and water quality, minimize flood risks, and reduce our carbon footprint.

High Water

Climate Matters in the Newsroom

High Water

Oct 4, 2018

October is “king tide” season, bringing the highest high tides of the year for much of the U.S. coastline.

Tropical Cyclone Records & Rainfall Extremes

Tropical Cyclone Records & Rainfall Extremes

Sep 12, 2018

As the climate warms, parts of the world have recently seen new records for tropical cyclone intensity.

Drought & Deluge in 2018

Drought & Deluge in 2018

May 23, 2018

Drought and deluge are both expected to be more common in a warming world.

Locally Heavy Precipitation

Locally Heavy Precipitation

Apr 11, 2018

The number of days with heavy precipitation is increasing in most locations in the U.S.

More Downpours: Increase in Heaviest Precip Events

More Downpours: Increase in Heaviest Precip Events

Feb 28, 2018

The number of days each year with extreme rainfall is, on average, increasing in every region of the U.S.

2017 Review: Billion-Dollar Disasters

2017 Review: Billion-Dollar Disasters

Dec 20, 2017

2017 was the year of the billion-dollar disaster. 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.

Harvey Rainfall & Climate Change

Harvey Rainfall & Climate Change

Dec 13, 2017

The phenomenal rain from Hurricane Harvey, which totaled more than 51 inches in parts of southeastern Texas, was made 15 percent heavier and three times more likely because of climate change.

Hurricanes & Climate Change

Hurricanes & Climate Change

Sep 6, 2017

Climate change can lead to heavier rain from hurricanes and increased risk of coastal flooding due to storm surge.

Algae Blooms

Algae Blooms

Aug 23, 2017

Algae blooms can damage aquatic ecosystems by blocking sunlight and depleting oxygen that other organisms need to survive. Climate change could be making them more common.

Louisiana Flood Anniversary

Louisiana Flood Anniversary

Aug 8, 2017

This weekend will mark the first anniversary of the devastating Louisiana floods that resulted from more than two feet of rain August 11-14, 2016.

More High Water Days

More High Water Days

May 10, 2017

The frequency of high streamflows has risen over the past 30 years in the Northeast, Ohio Valley, and the Mississippi Valley, increasing the risk of flooding.

More Statewide Heavy Rain

More Statewide Heavy Rain

May 3, 2017

A new Climate Central analysis shows an upward trend in the number of heavy precipitation events in the vast majority of the Lower 48 states since 1950.

Western Snowpack

Western Snowpack

Apr 3, 2017

The start of April marks the end of the winter wet season in the western U.S.

Heavy Downpours & Sewage Overflows

Heavy Downpours & Sewage Overflows

Sep 21, 2016

Increases in heavy precipitation will threaten to worsen incidents of sewage overflows, especially in cities with aging sewage infrastructure.

Maryland Floods

Maryland Floods

Aug 1, 2016

Catastrophic flash flooding hit Ellicott City, Maryland on Saturday night. Ellicott City is several miles west of Baltimore.

Inland Flooding Threat

Inland Flooding Threat

May 4, 2016

Inland flooding, or flooding of rivers and streams, is related to water runoff and depends on many factors in addition to rainfall amounts.

WMO South Asia Monsoon Outlook

WMO South Asia Monsoon Outlook

Apr 26, 2016

From June through September, the Southwest Monsoon dominates life in much of South Asia and accounts for 75-90 percent of the rainfall in most parts of the region.

Unnatural Coastal Floods

Unnatural Coastal Floods

Feb 23, 2016

A new Climate Central-led analysis looks at the human-caused influence on the number of coastal flood days across the U.S.

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card

States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card

Nov 18, 2015

Using a traditional letter grade, the report identifies each state's level of preparedness for its climate change risks based on scientific analysis of current and future changes in threats and a review of each state’s policies and actions as compared to other states.

Climate Week 2015

Climate Week 2015

Sep 21, 2015

Climate Week 2015 aims to bring together an international group of leaders to discuss and promote a global movement in energy, technology, and business towards a more sustainable world. Events will be held throughout the week in NYC and online.

10-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

10-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Aug 24, 2015

Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina became one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.

When It Rains It Pours: Animation

When It Rains It Pours: Animation

May 27, 2015

Our extensive heavy rainfall interactive, When It Rains It Pours, has been released.

When It Rains, It Pours!

When It Rains, It Pours!

May 20, 2015

The analysis indicates heavy precipitation events are increasing nationwide, most dramatically in the Northeast. This is consistent with last year’s National Climate Assessment.

Climate Week 2014

Climate Week 2014

Sep 22, 2014

For this week’s Climate Matters, we're stepping back from our usual analysis of weather and climate trends for an overall, big-picture look at how we really know that climate change is happening.