Top Climate Change Risks: Fire, Heat, Drought
See how climate change will affect people in California.
Then, check your local risk for heat, storm, fire, drought, and flood through 2050.
Top 10 Cities in California
The major city with the highest overall risk is Fresno, which has especially high risks from heat and drought. The city with the lowest overall risk is Anaheim, which has relatively low risks from heat and storm.
San Francisco and Oakland have the lowest risk from heat. San Diego and Fresno have the highest risk of water stress.
Among the lower 48 states, California’s highest ranking is 10th for fire risk. Utah, Idaho, and Kansas are tied for 1st. See our fire ranking methodology.
California ranks 11th for drought risk (highest: Arizona; lowest: Mississippi)
California ranks 33rd for heat risk (highest: Florida; lowest: Washington)
California ranks 41st for storm risk (highest: New Hampshire; lowest: Nevada)
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