Climate Appraisal

Climate Appraisal

A climate appraisal as can be requested at Climate Appraisal Services, LLC (, is a unique address-based report for a specific property on climate change (from global warming) and other environmental risks. Information in a climate appraisal report enables property owners and/or buyers to assess for themselves how climate change risks could impact a specific property address in the future, utilizing both historical and projected data from scientific modeling to display those potential risks.

A climate appraisal report includes historical and projected information in the following categories: shoreline reduction from sea level rise, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes, drought, wildfire, flooding, disease, and industrial pollution. A report integrates a wide range of environmental risk information after geocoding an input property address, and combines it with regional commentary from scientists. In the category of sea level rise for coastline states, a report contains a map of an address assuming a 3 foot sea level rise this century to a resolution of 5 miles by 5 miles, and illustrates whether or not it could be submerged from climate change.


Climate Appraisal Services, LLC was launched in November 2006 in a partnership with University of Arizona scientists, with a mission to provide address-based climate reporting to property owners to enable a new channel of climate change communication. Climate Appraisal Services was reviewed in 2007 by USA Today in an article entitled "Website checks your home's climate change risk", as well as other media in 2007 including the Nature journal.

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