Changes in climate are already under way across the United States. Scientists project that Americans will be impacted more and more over the coming decades as rain patterns shift, sea levels rise and temperatures climb. As rain patterns become more volatile, farmers have to cope with less reliable water supply, and compete with urban areas over water resources. Infrastructure around the Gulf coast, an energy bottleneck, is at risk, and cities and coastal areas will feel the impact of rising sea levels, more storms and higher floods, all of which threaten the infrastructure millions of people rely on every day.
Watch the videos below to find out more about the threats facing the U.S., exemplified by the Houston, California valley and New York regions.