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Download the report and accompanying fact sheets below or order printed copies here.  

NEW! Climate Change in Pennsylvania: Impacts and Solutions for the Keystone State (PDF): An in-depth analysis of the risks and opportunities in Pennsylvania.
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Executive Summary

Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: Science, Impacts, and Solutions (PDF): A report of the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA), July 2007

Executive Summary: Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast

State summaries: UCS-produced fact sheets based on Confronting Climate Change in the U.S Northeast: Science, Impacts, and Solutions

Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont

New! A special Northeast U.S. issue of the journal Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change was released in June, marking the publication of NECIA technical papers.

Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast (PDF): A report of the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA), October 2006

The Changing Northeast Climate: Our Choices, Our Legacy (PDF): UCS-produced eight-page summary of the October 2006 NECIA report Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast

Reducing Heat-Trapping Emissions in the Northeast (PDF): UCS-produced fact sheet, October 2006

About NECIA

The Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA) is a collaborative effort between the Union of Concerned Scientists and a team of independent experts using state-of-the-art tools to assess how global warming will affect the northeastern United States following two different paths: a higher-emissions path with continued rapid growth in global warming pollution, and a lower-emissions path with greatly reduced heat-trapping emissions.

The goal of the assessment is to provide opinion leaders, policy makers, and the public with the best available science as we make informed choices about reducing our heat-trapping emissions and managing the changes we cannot avoid.

For information on the technical papers behind the report, a full list of collaborators, and more about NECIA, visit www.northeastclimateimpacts.org.

NECIA Synthesis Team

NECIA oversight and guidance is provided by a multidisciplinary Synthesis Team of senior scientists, listed below.

  • Peter Frumhoff, (Chair), Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, MA
  • James McCarthy, (Vice-Chair), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Jerry Melillo, (Vice-Chair), Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
  • Susanne Moser, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
  • Don Wuebbles, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

NECIA Project Manager

  • Erika Spanger-Siegfried, Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, MA
    For more information on NECIA, contact Erika Spanger-Siegfried at ssi@ucsusa.org.

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