UMaine report cited in Sun Journal article on Maine’s changing climate

A University of Maine report was cited in the Sun Journal article, “Maine’s climate already changing, with more to come.” “Maine’s Climate Future: 2015 Update,” by the Climate Change Institute, Maine Sea Grant, and members of the Maine Climate and Agriculture Network at UMaine, lays out a troubling scenario for a state that depends on tourism, recreation, logging, farming and fishing — all of which are likely to be affected if scientific projections are correct, the article states. Information from the U.S. Climate Divisional Dataset cited in the UMaine study shows the state’s warm weather season is two weeks longer now (34 weeks) than it was a century ago (32 weeks). By mid-century, the study projects the warm weather season, when temperatures are always above freezing, will last 36 weeks.