In what ways is climate change effecting the United States? Climate change is impacting the United States already. One of the factors is what most people think of when they think of climate change, which is the temperatures are getting hotter for long period of times. There have been more heat waves all across the United States in the last decade or so than ever before. The winters are getting shorter and warmer as well. That being said, that still does not mean that winters are not cold. In my opinion I feel that the last couple of winters have been brutally cold and snowy here in Massachusetts. Plus regarding the amount of 90 degree days for the summer of 2014 there were very few compared to previous years. It is hard for me to believe that climate change is going on right now.
A fact that many people do not know about the affects of climate change, is that many places in the United States are having some of the worst floods in the last couple of years especially in the North. This is making rising seas levels a huge risk now. On the contrary, many places in the South West are having the worst droughts in centuries. If only mother nature could switch the weather for those areas to help dry out the flood prone areas and help saturate the grounds for the drought areas. That leads to a question that I have, if climate change is impacting the weather more in one place than another?