Skip to content
Green
Weather & Science

Risk Calculators Launched to Help Americans Plan for Climate Change

ClimRR can help officials understand complex community vulnerabilities, while Risk Factor Pro estimates dangers down to the individual property level (and is free to the public). 

Smoke rises around a home during the Mosquito Fire near Michigan Bluff, California, on Sept. 7.

Smoke rises around a home during the Mosquito Fire near Michigan Bluff, California, on Sept. 7.

Photographer: Jen Osborne/Bloomberg

American communities facing a warmer future, with more intense floods, storms and wildfires, on Monday got two new digital tools that will aid officials in calibrating infrastructure and strategies to adapt. 

The Climate Risk and Resilience Portal (ClimRR) allows users to map future local climate conditions at mid- and late-century, with overlays of demographic data and other data sets to help plan for specific population needs. It was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory with AT&T Inc. and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).