New England is heating up faster than the rest of the world – CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) – New England is heating up faster than the rest of the world, researchers say.
A new study led by environmental sustainability professor Stephen Young of Salem State University finds that average temperatures in the region rose by 3.29 degrees between 1900 and 2020. The rest of the planet was warmed 2 degrees during the same period.
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In Massachusetts, temperatures have risen even faster – about 3.5 degrees.
“This research clearly shows that New England is heating up faster than the average temperature change in the world, and every season is experiencing a warming trend, the researchers concluded.” Temperatures in New England will not return to where they were a century ago, or even become , where they are now. “
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The study also finds that winter warms the fastest of New England’s four seasons.
Researchers say these changes will have a dangerous impact on our natural resources, economy and tourism.
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