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Climate Change

Areal view of flooding from Hurricane Irene2012 was the warmest year on record for Vermont and the continental United States.

2011 was the ninth warmest year for Vermont and the second wettest, with extensive flooding in the spring, and in the fall from Tropical Storm Irene. (1897 was the wettest.)

Extreme heat events – or heat waves – cause more deaths each year in the U.S. than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes combined.



What is climate change?

What causes climate change?

What are some environmental impacts that climate change might have in Vermont?

What are some health effects that may result from climate change?

What is Vermont doing to prepare for climate change?

What can individuals do to help prevent climate change?

What data related to climate change are included in Vermont’s Tracking program?

 

 

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