Blog : Environmental Warming to Greatly Change Maine's Climate

By Mike | Mar 5, 2015 | in

A report from the University of Maine shows just how dramatically climate change will affect the state in the years to come.  One of the report’s authors, Professor Ivan Fernandez of the university’s plant, soil, and environmental science department says that in the next 35 years, the state’s climate will see as much change as the last 100.

These changes are said to include a two week longer growing season, an increase in temperature warming by three degrees, and the sea level rising by about six-tenths of a foot. According to the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, this report comes five years after former Gov. John Baldacci’s requested climate change assessment.

If this winter is any clear indication, we are starting to see the effects of climate change right now. In order to ensure that businesses are best prepared for the coming challenges ahead, the Green Alliance - a local organization that works to promote and unite sustainable businesses throughout the seacoast region- will be hosting a free and open Business Preparedness Forum on March 12th from 6-8 PM at their office on 75 Congress St, Suite 304.

The forum will be held in conjunction with the American Red Cross and NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup, an organization that aims to educate communities about existing resources they can use to best prepare for the effects of extreme weather.  The event will also feature guest speakers from the Coca Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England (CCNNE), Jenaly Technology Group, and the Green Cocoon.  Free food and beer will be provided at the forum.