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10 Ways Climate Change Will Affect The United States

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The most urgent and pressing matter facing the future of humanity is climate change , an issue that has been significantly exacerbated through humanity’s callous treatment of the natural world. This is aptly illustrated through a 2021 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which states that climate change is not only driven by human activities but that it is widespread, rapid, and intensifying at an unforeseen rate. As our planet’s climate continues to change as a result of ever-increasing greenhouse emissions , its impacts and repercussions will be felt far and wide. Here are ten ways that climate change will impact the United States in the decades to come considering the current rate of change. Rising Sea Levels And Coastal Flooding

A flooded street in Houston, Texas. Across 48 of the 50 US states, the average surface temperature has risen at an average of 0.16°F per decade. In fact, temperatures have reached such a new high that eight of the top ten warmest years for these 48 states took place after 1998, with 2012 and 2016 setting the record for the warmest years ever registered. This goes hand in hand with the rest of the world, […]

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