America's Preparedness Report Card

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Wyoming faces considerable and significantly increasing threats from extreme heat, drought, and wildfire between now and 2050. Its low grade reflects the fact that it has taken almost no action to address its future climate risks. It has no statewide climate change vulnerability assessment and no adaptation plan.

Extreme Heat

Heat wave days in Wyoming are projected to increase five-fold by 2050, from about 10 to about 50 days a year, on average. However, the state has taken almost no action to address its future heat risks.

Drought

Wyoming faces an average drought threat compared to other states. Like other states, it is working to prepare for its current drought risks, but it has done very little to address its future risks.

Wildfires

Wyoming has more than 460,000 people living in areas with elevated vulnerability to wildfires. The state could be doing more to prepare for its growing future wildfires 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.