There’s a new map of climate disasters in America

Statues of people are left behind amid the ruins of structures burned by the Mosquito Fire.
Burned structures after the Mosquito Fire blanketed the area in flames in Volcanoville, California, on September 11th, 2022 | Photo by Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The Biden administration launched a new website last week that maps the mess climate change is making across the US. From broiling heat to destructive floods, the new Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation (CMRA) website paints a picture in data of the disasters coming to Americans’ doorsteps. It’s also supposed to help local policymakers and their constituencies see how they might need to adapt in the coming decades.

The portal dives into five key threats exacerbated by climate change: extreme heat, drought, wildfire, inland flooding, and coastal inundation. Once you scroll past the website’s national map, you’ll find an interactive tool that zooms in on local impacts. Plug in a particular address, and you can pull up data…

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Author: Justine Calma