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Maryland Extreme Heat

Maryland is one of the national leaders in preparing for current and future extreme heat risks. Maryland is already examining its future extreme heat vulnerabilities and has idenfitied relevant adaptation options in its report, Comprehensive Assessment of Climate Change Impacts in Maryland.

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

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Is Maryland taking action?

  • The Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change Phase II: Building societal, economic, and ecological resilience identifies climate change adaptation actions to improve resilience to extreme heat
  • Despite Maryland's strong action to understand and plan for its future heat risks, it has taken very few steps to actually implement the developed adaptation measures

Did you know...

  • Today, Maryland averages 10 days a year when heat exceeds dangerous levels; by 2050, the state is projected to experience 40 danger days a year
  • Maryland's summer high temperatures have warmed about 2°F since 1970