Special Report

Places Where Weather Is Getting Worse Because of Climate Change

Methodology

To find where weather is getting worse because of climate change, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed regions in the United States where there is evidence of an association between climate change and exceptional recently recorded weather events in these regions. Places within each region have recently documented record-breaking climate or weather events.

We spoke with multiple climate scientists and reviewed various data and sources. To be considered, places needed to be referenced in the findings of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report. We also considered global ocean surface temperatures from NASA, historical land temperature records from NOAA, reports by the Union of Concerned Scientists, and climate research published in the science journal Nature.