Climate Change Dataenvironmental public health tracking

  • Purpose: To provide data related to climate change and health effects in Rhode Island.
  • Key Information: Data on demographics, temperature, rainfall, drought, and heat illness are included in the dashboard. Future predicted temperatures and rainfall are shown using two different climate change scenarios.
  • Collection Period: Data ranges are dependent on the data source. Data for historic temperature and rainfall extend back to 1895. Other data are taken from the CDC Environmental Health Tracking Network and come from a variety of time periods.

Rhode Island Numbers

  • Since 1900, temperatures in Rhode Island have risen around three degrees F.
  • By the year 2065, Rhode Island could have between 13 and 19 more days where temperatures reach over 90 degrees F.
  • Since 1900, Rhode Island has seen rainfall increase around 5 inches on average per year.