New England shows it’s warming faster than the rest of the world in new study

A new report has been published in the Multidisciplinary digital publishing institute log showing a disturbing trend as temperatures in New England rise faster than anywhere else on the planet.

New England’s ecology, economy and cultural heritage are rooted in its seasonal climate, according to a report published by two University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers, Joshua S. Young and Salem State University, Stephen S. Young, this seasonality is now changing as the world warms up due to human activity.

They found that temperatures in the area rose by more than 3.29 degrees Fahrenheit from 1900 to 2020.

“The four-season climate decline will have adverse effects on the ecology and economy of New England. There have already been signs of climate change in the New England region, ranging from increased heat waves and decreased snow cover to more extreme floods and droughts, ”the report says. .

The outdoor recreation industry supports over a million jobs in the Northeastern United States and provides an estimated $ 150 billion in spending to the regional economy and with climate change, warmer winters and cooler summers, it could be at risk, the study found.

The research explores temperature changes in New England at annual and seasonal levels from 1900 to 2020.

Governor Charlie Baker sign a sweeping climate bill was enacted in March, signaling a new era in Massachusetts plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build a greener economy, and prioritize equity and sustainability environmental justice.

The new law, “A law creating a next generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy,” represents the most significant update to climate policy in the Commonwealth since the 2008 benchmark. Global Warming Solutions Act.

Under the new law, the state must achieve so-called “net” emissions by 2050, by 2030 emissions must be 50% lower than they were in the state in 1990 and by 2040, they should be 75% lower.

This warming diminishes the characteristic four-season climate of New England, causing changes in the region’s ecology and threatening rural economies throughout the region.

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