UMaine report cited in BDN article on global climate talks

The University of Maine report, “Maine’s Climate Future: 2015 Update,” was cited in the Bangor Daily News article, “Why the global climate talks matter to Maine.” This week, world leaders have convened in France for the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference with a goal of reaching an agreement about how they can reduce greenhouse gas emissions to slow the warming of the planet, according to the article. The UMaine study determined from 1895 to 2014, the average annual temperature in Maine rose by around 3 degrees, the article states. The article also cited a video on lobsters and climate change that was created by O’Chang Comics in partnership with the Maine Sea Grant Program at UMaine. The video, which was based on the UMaine climate change report, explains how rising sea temperatures in southern New England have caused lobster populations in the area to drop.