America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Wisconsin Extreme Heat

Dangerous heat days that are currently rare in Wisconsin are projected to occur much more regularly by 2050. Through efforts like Wisconsin’s Changing Climate: Impacts and Adaptation report the state is working to better understand its future vulnerabilities to extreme heat.



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


Is Wisconsin Taking Action?

  • Wisconsin’s adaptation measures thus far are limited to an educational toolkit for health care providers on climate-related health risks, including heat
  • Wisconsin has not conducted a detailed vulnerability assessment or implemented adaptation measures for extreme heat in sectors other than health

Did you know...

  • Currently, Wisconsin rarely experiences dangerous heat days; by 2050, the state is projected to see 15 such days a year