America's Preparedness Report Card

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Idaho is falling behind other states in preparing for increasing threats from extreme heat, drought, and wildfire between now and 2050. The state's low grade reflects the fact that it has taken almost no action to plan for its future climate risks or implement adaptation measures to improve the state's resilience.

Extreme Heat

Idaho's poor preparedness grade for extreme heat reflects the fact that the state has taken much less action than most states to prepare for both its current and future risks, in spite of the fact that the state doesn't face a very high extreme heat threat.

Drought

Idaho faces an above average threat from drought and is taking strong action to address its current risks. The state has begun to understand its future risks and vulnerability, but so far has taken very little action to plan for these future risks or implement adaptation strategies.

Wildfires

Idaho's wildfire threat is projected to quadruple by 2050 but the state has a relatively small population living in areas of elevated risk to wildfire. The state has taken only limited action to understand, plan for, or implement strategies to prepare for its future risks.

Inland Flooding

Grades were assigned only when threats were identified as priorities for that state. For details, see the methodology.

Coastal Flooding

Grades were assigned only when threats were identified as priorities for that state. For details, see the methodology.