The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country.
More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes
in average climate conditions, are expected to continue to damage infrastructure, ecosystems,
and social systems that provide essential benefits to communities. Future climate change
is expected to further disrupt many areas of life, exacerbating existing challenges to prosperity
posed by aging and deteriorating infrastructure, stressed ecosystems, and economic inequality.
Read the Fourth National Climate Assessment to learn about some of the latest impacts and risks that climate change now poses to people, plants, and infrastructure.