First-in-nation state climate assessment released by Vermont

June 11, 2014 1:00 PM

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First-in-nation state climate assessment released by Vermont

Fewer days for making maple syrup. Twenty-five years with more snow for skiing. Summer heat stress for dairy cows. These are a few of the forecasts from the Vermont Climate Assessment, the nation's first comprehensive state-level climate assessment, released on June 10.

The Vermont report is partnered with the National Climate Assessment, presented by the White House in May. It is expected to be the first of many state-level efforts to "downscale" global climate models, combining them with local knowledge and data. The new Vermont assessment gives a detailed portra...

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