Santa Clara County is already experiencing the effects of the changing climate. As the global temperatures rise, threats from heavy rainfall events, sea level rise, wildfire, and extreme heat will continue to increase.
Sea Level Rise
+ 1-2 feet leading to increase coastal flooding
Extreme wet and dry periods, up to 30% increase in storm events
Increase by up to 13 extreme heat days and 55 warm nights
Increasing frequency, duration, and extent
Explore different programs and resources to help boost Santa Clara County's resilience to climate impacts:
Climate Impact Compendium
Explore data to learn about the people and places most vulnerable to climate impacts and identify and address inequities through engagement with high risk communities, build local plans, and support regional solutions.
Silicon Valley 2.0 Climate Change Preparedness Tool
- Learn how the County’s climate is expected to change over the next century and understand its impacts
- Identify socially vulnerable communities and infrastructure assets most at risk for all 15 cities and unincorporated county areas
- Assess the level of economic risk climate change poses to our infrastructure assets
County Climate Collaborative
Join the Santa Clara County Collaborative, a cross-sector network and community of practice for public agencies, academia, nonprofit and community-based organizations, and business and community leaders to advance regional solutions to climate change.