Birkel comments on climate change in Maine, New England in USA Today

Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine and Maine’s state climatologist, talked with USA Today Network News about the evidence and impacts of climate change in Maine. Birkel noted that changing precipitation patterns and temperatures that are increasing more quickly than in the rest of the U.S. could exacerbate climate change […]

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Mayewski interview “Maine on the Climate World Stage” featured in Maine International trade Center Newsletter

Maine on the Climate Change World Stage From record-breaking heatwaves, deadly flash flooding, and devastating wildfires, the daily news headlines send warnings that climate change is affecting every region across the globe. While the most devastating impacts of these weather extremes are felt locally in a particular city, region, or country, the climate change crisis […]

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Fernandez discusses UN climate report with WAGM

Ivan Fernandez, a University of Maine professor of soil science and forest resources, talked with WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) about the recently released United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. “All of the superlatives — ‘catastrophic,’ etc. — they’re real,” said Fernandez. “We’ve heard them so many times I think people are […]

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