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Arkansas State Profile and Energy Estimates

Arkansas has a diverse geography with natural resources that range from abundant natural gas, rivers, and forests to the rare gems found in the Crater of the Diamonds State Park, home to the only active diamond mine in the United States. The mine is represented by the large diamond at the center of the Arkansas state flag.


The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in Arkansas

Between 2017 and 2019, Arkansas experienced six severe storms and three floods. The damages of these events led to losses of at least $1 billion.


What Climate Change Means for Arkansas

In the coming decades, Arkansas will become warmer, and the state will probably experience more severe floods and drought. Unlike most of the nation, Arkansas has not become warmer during the last 50 to 100 years. But annual rainfall has increased in much of the state, and more rain arrives in heavy downpours.


Arkansas is vulnerable to flooding, drought and increasing temperatures

Unlike most of the nation, Arkansas has not warmed in the past century. Arkansas will become warmer in the future however, with both more flooding and droughts likely. Extreme heat and decreased water availability will affect health, energy, agriculture, and more.


State-by-State: Arkansas

Arkansas is vulnerable to flooding, drought and increasing temperatures which threaten the state’s agriculture and energy industries and human health


Change in Arkansas

While climate change is often talked about in the future tense, our climate is already changing in both averages and the number and intensity of extremes. Since 2000, major disasters have been declared 23 times in Arkansas due to flooding, severe weather, and even hurricanes. As global temperatures continue to rise, Arkansas is expected to experience an increase in public health dangers, more frequent and intense flooding, and additional stress to the state’s water resources.


Arkansas Extreme Heat

Arkansas currently averages about 30 dangerous heat days a year. By 2050, the state is projected to see nearly 90 such days a year.