The Northeast by the numbers
• Between 1895 and 2011, temperatures in the Northeast increased by almost 2 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Coastal flooding has increased due to a one-foot sea level rise since 1900, which exceeds the global average of eight inches.
Source: National Climate Assessment Report
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