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IMPACTS Rising Temperatures

The Northeast is already experiencing rising temperatures consistent with global warming, and dramatic warming is expected later this century. Just how high temperatures rise depends on our heat-trapping emissions.

The thermometers below show projected increases in regional average annual temperatures for three time periods: early, mid-, and late twenty-first century. Temperature ranges for each emission scenario represent results from three different climate models.

CHANGES IN AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE
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Union of Concerned Scientists