With wildfires ravaging the west and hurricanes wreaking havoc to the Gulf Coast, homeowners are now wondering how climate change could affect their property.
Fortunately, the online platform ClimateCheck aims to eliminate the guesswork surrounding the uncertainty of the answer to this question.
In order to generate an assessment of a property, climate data is pulled from 30 academic and government institutions including National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Homes are rated on a scale of 0 to 100 with 100 being the riskiest locations. Recieve a score for overall risk, flood risk, drought risk, fire risk, storm risk, and temperature risk.
By simply entering the home’s address, the search engine on the website will give users instant access to a property’s vulnerability to environmental impacts related to climate change and the individual risk to the home years into the future.