Global warming is having a seemingly peculiar effect on winter in the continental United States.
The National Wildlife Federation’s new report, Odd-ball Winter Weather: Global Warming’s Wake-Up Call for the Northern United States details how wintertime temperatures have been increasing across the northern United States.
Global warming is bringing a clear trend toward heavier precipitation events.
Many nasty pests are expanding further north or are no longer being kept in check by frosts or sufficiently cold temperatures.
Large economic uncertainty and potential losses are in store for many communities, especially in regions where winter recreation provides significant tourism revenue.
Important steps to reduce the risks include:
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