Signs of global climate change in the Northeast? The temperature of Long Island Sound rose 1.6 degrees between 1880 and 2001. Annual rainfall increased in the region by 8.4 inches between 1900 and 2000. Intense storms are happening more frequently. Sea level has risen about 16 inches in Boston and New York since 1850. So says a new study by the Climate Change Research Center at the University of New Hampshire and an advocacy group called Clean Air-Cool Planet. The study will be discussed at a daylong program (titled Global Warming Indicators and Coastal Impacts in Connecticut) tomorrow at UConn's Avery Point campus, in Groton. Here's a PDF
with details. The New Haven Register had a story
In Providence, Save the Bay is opening new a Explore the Bay Education Center on the city's waterfront. ProJo covered
a media-and-politicians-event yesterday. For those who haven't been there, by the way, Providence is a much nicer town than you would expect.