2015–the warmest year on record

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2015 was the warmest year on record! You can read more here.

What does this mean for us in New York? Well, here’s a few:

Climate Change Effects in New York

· Sea levels are rising, worsening the risks from coastal floods and storm surges.

· Summers have more super-hot days.

· Diseases typical of warmer climates are appearing here.

· Intense precipitation events are more common, and so are long dry spells.

· Winter snow cover is decreasing and spring arrives earlier.

· Average nighttime temperatures are warming faster than daytime temperatures, a pattern specific to warming from excess greenhouse gases.

 (source: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/44992.html)

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