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A new study by Vermont Climate Assessment says that Vermont could be entering a ‘‘sweet spot’’ of global warming that would see increased snowfall over the next 25 years. Following this “sweet spot” climate scientists believe that heavy rainfall events will become more common during the winter months.
The study goes on to say that average temperatures in the Green Mountain State have risen by about 1.7 degrees over the last half century and they are projected to rise by between 2 and 3.6 degrees by mid-century.
The Vermont Climate Assessment was the state version of the National Climate Assessment, released last month by the White House.
The Vermont report was researched and written by UVM scientists with help from the National Weather Service, businesses and non-profit groups. The authors say the Vermont report is expected to be the first of many state-level efforts to understand the local effects of climate change.
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