Change Will Continue Through This Century

Temperatures Will Continue to Rise

Temperatures Will Continue to Rise

The temperature rise has not been, and will not be, uniform or smooth across the country or over time.

Growing Season Will Lengthen

Frost-free And Growing Season Will Lengthen

The length of the frost-free season (and the corresponding growing season) has been increasing nationally since the 1980s.

More Droughts and Heat Waves

More Droughts and Heat Waves Lasting For Weeks

Droughts in the Southwest and periods of abnormally hot weather lasting for weeks everywhere will become more intense.

Hurricanes Will Become Stronger

Hurricanes Will Become Stronger

The frequency of the strongest (Category 4 and 5) hurricanes, have all increased since the early 1980s.

Sea Level Will Rise 1-8 feet by 2100

Sea Level Will Rise 1-8 feet by 2100

It is projected to rise another 1 to 8 feet by 2100. This is the result of added water from melting land ice.

Arctic Likely to Become Ice-Free

Arctic Likely to Become Ice-Free Over Time

The Arctic Ocean is expected to become essentially ice free in summer before mid-century.