The study by Zillow and nonprofit Climate Central finds that 40 percent of Americans may be affected in some way by these conditions; the homes affected are worth roughly $210 billion in 2018 dollars collectively. In the 10 cities that will be affected most, housing losses may total $34 billion. By 2100, 2.5 million American homes may be at risk if the data and modeling are correct, amounting to $1.3 trillion in losses together, CNBC reports.
Moderate emissions cuts, roughly in line with the Paris agreement on climate, could reduce the number to a little more than 348,000, according to a new analysis and maps that pair Zillow’s housing data with Climate Central’s climate-science expertise. (A companion report focuses on new construction in the riskiest areas.)