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How Will Climate Change Affect the Mid-Atlantic Region?

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Average temperature has risen 1 degree F over the last century in the Mid-Atlantic Region as well as across the globe. Climate science is developing rapidly and many studies project additional warming. Although the future is uncertain and difficult to predict, our best science suggests the following changes are likely.

The Mid-Atlantic Region will be somewhat warmer and perhaps wetter, resulting in a wide range of impacts on plants, wildlife, and humans. Human activities that release heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere will continue to accelerate the observed warming trend. Climate change will compound existing stresses from population density and development. The region's overall economy is quite resilient, but impacts will be more severe for some economic activities and localities.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-05-23 18:49:24
Description Library Holdings.

Average temperature has risen 1 degree F over the last century in the Mid-Atlantic Region as well as across the globe. Climate science is developing rapidly and many studies project additional warming. Although the future is uncertain and difficult to predict, our best science suggests the following changes are likely.

The Mid-Atlantic Region will be somewhat warmer and perhaps wetter, resulting in a wide range of impacts on plants, wildlife, and humans. Human activities that release heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere will continue to accelerate the observed warming trend. Climate change will compound existing stresses from population density and development. The region's overall economy is quite resilient, but impacts will be more severe for some economic activities and localities.
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Source University of North Texas
Keyword Climate Variability and Change, Ecology, Human Contributions and Responses, Biodiversity, Forestry
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-05-23 18:43:55
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Date Last Modified 2010-06-05 19:00:59
Creator United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-05-23 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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