NASA projects that in the United States, more rain will fall in the North and less in the South. In the Southwest, heavy rainfall will occur sometimes, but total precipitation will decrease.
Droughts, especially in the Southwest, and heat waves are predicted to become more intense. Cold waves will become less intense across the United States. Also, temperatures will continue to rise, especially summer temperatures.
Hurricane storm intensity and rainfall rates are expected to increase as the climate continues to warm.
Response to Climate Change
Every year, world leaders meet for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. There, they discuss progress in dealing with climate change, and to negotiate to initiate legally binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
On April 22, 2016, the Paris Agreement was opened for signature. This agreement deals with "greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020." The agreement went into effect on November 4, 2016.