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Climate Change Has Some Retirees Rethinking Where to Live

These health-related dangers are certain to increase as rising sea levels coincide with the growing elderly population along the coasts, Dr. Hauer said. In an analysis of all coastal counties in the United States, Dr. Hauer predicted that the proportion…

Global warming to cause a U.S. “Extreme Heat Belt,” study warns – Axios

Note: Shaded counties are those that will, on average, have 0.5 days or more at or above a 125F° heat index in 2053; Data: First Street Foundation; Map: Axios Visuals A new study reveals the emergence of an “extreme heat belt”…

Here’s the First-Ever Map Showing Wildfire Risk to American Homes

Average Wildfire Risk to Properties in each ZIP Code 26% over 30 years Source: First Street Foundation, U.S. Census The map reflects Census ZIP code designations. Areas shown with no data don’t have a ZIP code, indicating they have few…

‘Top of the list’: W.Va. faces surprising climate dangers – E&E News

It rarely has hurricanes, tornadoes or wildfires. Its temperatures have increased at a slower rate than elsewhere in the United States. But West Virginia is deceptively vulnerable to climate change because a huge number of its residents live in flood…

See how climate change could drown landmarks around the world – The Verge

Just 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) of global warming stands between Cuba’s Plaza de La Catedral looking typically dry or looking like something straight out of the myth of Atlantis. The iconic plaza in Old Havana is just one…

How Government Decisions Left Tennessee Exposed to Deadly Flooding

The floods that killed at least 20 people in Tennessee last weekend arrived with shocking speed and force — seemingly a case study of the difficulties of protecting people from explosive rainstorms as climate change gets worse. A closer look…

Why climate change threatens your retirement savings – CBS News

As climate change worsens extreme weather events like the record-breaking heat in the Pacific Northwest last month, another concern looms — that the impact on companies from global warming could incinerate people’s retirement savings. Pensions and 401(k) plans are “vulnerable,” along…

Climate Change Isn’t Increasing Flooding Risks In Ohio Valley

A story from WFPL 89.3 in Louisville, Kentucky, claims climate change is increasing the flood risks for residents and businesses in the Ohio Valley. This is false. Data from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the…

Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year

Previous efforts to increase flood insurance rates have been delayed or rolled back in the face of public pressure. In 2012, Congress passed a law that would have brought rates in line with the full risk people faced; two years…

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