America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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New York Extreme Heat

More than a half million people in New York are especially vulnerable to extreme heat; it is one of the few states already taking several steps to address its future heat risks.



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


Is New York taking action?

  • New York is one of the few states already taking action to address its future heat risks; its report Responding to Climate Change in New York State gives a detailed analysis of future projected temperatures and impacts from increasing heat
  • The state has also done a lot to handle its current heat risks
  • However, New York has not yet implemented most of the extreme heat adaptation measures that are outlined in its adaptation plans

Did you know...

  • New York is currently the 8th-fastest warming state in the country, in terms of annual average temperature
  • By 2050, New York is projected to see a five-fold increase in heat wave days