This year WWF is challenging cities to do more than turn out their lights for Earth Hour.
People in cities and towns around the country are facing increasingly extreme weather, from heat waves and wildfires to coastal storms and flooding. As climate change worsens, dangerous weather events are becoming more frequent and severe.
Weather-related disasters have been declared in 49 of the 50 states since 2006. These events affected counties that include over 80% of the U.S. population.
See how your city is at risk from extreme weather, and then tell your mayor to prepare! Use the map below to explore the impacts of climate change on your state.
How You Can Help
Forward-thinking cities are addressing these escalating threats through implementation of practical measures that make their communities safer and healthier. This includes improving air quality, protecting limited water supplies, reducing urban flooding and empowering citizens to better protect themselves and their homes. With your help your community can take action too.
The Earth Hour City Challenge offers a platform and benefits package that will empower and reward participating cities that take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and prepare for climate-related severe weather.
More and more, communities are facing problems like water scarcity, floods and extreme heat. See how your city is at risk from extreme weather, and then tell your mayor to prepare!