An open-access article published in Nature Climate Change 12:156-162 by Wing et al. (2022) entitled “Inequitable patterns of US flood risk in the Anthropocene” has shown that current flood risk mapping, relying on historical observations, fails to account for increasing threat under climate change. Incorporating recent developments in inundation modelling, Wing et al. (20229 show a 26.4% (24.1–29.1%) increase in US flood risk by 2050 due to climate change alone under RCP4.5.