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Delaware Extreme Heat

Delaware currently has an average of 10 dangerous heat days a year; by 2050, it is projected to see this increase five-fold to 50 such days a year.

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For more information on how prepared Delaware is for its growing extreme heat threat, read the detailed state report.

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Is Delaware taking action?

  • Delaware is one of only three states that have taken extensive action to plan for future heat risks. The Climate Framework for Delaware is the climate change adaptation plan that covers extreme heat 
  • Delaware has prepared a climate change impact assessment that specifically addresses climate change-related extreme heat health impacts on Delaware residents
  • Like most states, Delaware has taken strong action to address its current heat risks through sector-level programs

Did you know...

  • Delaware ties with Arizona as the fourth-fastest warming state in the nation, based on annual temperature trends since 1970
  • Summers in Delaware have warmed by about 2.5°F since 1970