Extreme Weather Events Map (1995 - 2011)

This interactive map provided by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES - formally the Pew Center on Global Climate Change) shows where historically some of the most significant heat waves, floods, droughts, and wildfires have occurred across the United States since 1995.  The map focuses on the types of extreme weather events that are already more frequent and/or intense and the risk of which can be expected to rise in the future as a result of climate change. According to C2ES, these events impact all parts of the country and provide opportunities to learn about the potential economic and human impacts from extreme weather events and the actions needed to build resilience for the future.

This map of the U.S. presents the location, details, related damages, and images of each event in a pop-up format.  Also, a list of each weather event is included with more information, as well as links to related articles and reports for most events are provided.

This map is part of 'A Climate of Extreme Weather Events', a white paper on U.S. impacts and vulnerability from C2ES. (see separate entry in this database)

Publication Date: June 2011

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