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Q: How will climate change affect me personally?

A: Different regions of the country will be affected in different ways, some more than others. But there are certain impacts that will probably affect every American’s way of life. Here are 10 of them from The Earth Institute at Columbia University.


Q: Is my state at risk?

A: There is risk everywhere but the way climate change works will affect some states differently than others. Follow the link for a state-by-state analysis. More at States at Risk


Q: How will the changing climate affect us in the next few decades?

A: After more than 10,000 years of relative stability—the full span of human civilization—the Earth’s climate is changing. As average temperatures rise, climate science finds that acute hazards such as heat waves and floods grow in frequency and severity, and chronic hazards, such as drought and rising sea levels, intensify. Read this report from McKinsey to explore the nature and extent of physical risk from a changing climate over the next one to three decades, exploring physical risk as it is the basis of both transition and liability risks. More at McKinsey


Q: How long before my home goes underwater?

A: Increasingly, people are realizing the reality of sea level rise (SLR) but have no sense of how soon and how high. There are 4 issues to consider: Flood factors, your property’s vulnerability, understanding sea level rise, and the value of your property. More at John Englander


Q: What is my home’s flood risk?

A: FEMA has flood maps and nonprofit First Street Foundation aims to quantify and communicate America’s flood risk. By making flood risk data freely available for all, individuals and communities can prepare for and mitigate risks before they become a reality. Just plug in your address. More at Flood Factor