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ENVIRONMENTAL CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITIES

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INCREASES IN NUMBER, DURATION, AND INTENSITY OF STORMS

HURRICANES .

CHANGES IN PRECIPITATION PATTERNS 10% increase (approximately 5 inches) in precipitation between 1895 and 2011. 70% increase in the amount of precipitation falling in very heave events between 1958 and 2012.

FLOODING

Greater recent increase in extreme precipitation than any other region in the U.S. Increase in winter precipitation from snow to rain.

INCREASES IN SEASONAL TEMPERATURE, WITH LONGER PERIODS OF DROUGHT

THUNDERSTORMS

Climate change has the potential to increase the frequency of hot days during the summer and may increase heat-related deaths in Boston by 50% by 2050. (NCA 2014). If climate change continues, the Boston area may become more similar to that in Charlotte, NC, or Atlanta, GA. (NEAQ).

SEASONAL TEMPERATURE

Low

Mid

High

Low

Mid

High

Mean Higher Water

4.8

5.0

5.5

6.0

5.3

6.7

7.8

10-year storm

7.1

7.3

7.8

8.2

7.5

8.9

10.0

100-year storm

11.1

11.3

11.8

12.2

11.5

12.9

14.0

2016

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2041

2066

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