If you grew up in New England, then you know that you just have to wait a few hours--the weather will change. Are New England winters too cold with too much snow? Or are the summers too hot? Then just wait--without your relocating to a warmer climate, global warming will move the climate in your state to a warmer place. Why move to the Carolinas or Florida, when by the end of the century, the summer climate in Massachusetts will be like that of the Carolinas! According to a report prepared by a team of scientists and the Union of Concerned Scientists, only concerted and immediate action can begin to slow the impact of global warming. The threat to quality of life and the economic costs are detailed in this comprehensive, readable presentation. Action can, they assert, significantly slow and reduce the impact of global warming. Failure to act will lead to...just wait and see, there will be a change in your weather.
Global Warming Will Hit U.S. Northeast Hard Unless Action Taken Now;
Long-term Severity Depends On Near-term Choices, Scientists Say. Analysis and predictions by a team of scientists and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA), Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: Climate, Impacts, and Solutions, Full report on global warming in PDF format
Climate Choices for the Northeast: Impacts, Solutions, Action, Resources. Links to key elements of the NECIA report.
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a cooperative effort by ten northeastern states to reduce global warming pollution from power plants.
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Related story: Renewable & Alternative Energy in Salem. Salem News, 9 July 2007 by Tom Dalton.