This week, the federal government released a National Climate Assessment that explained how the country is already seeing the effects of climate change and highlighted its impact on the Northeast.
Seas have risen a foot since 1895 and the temperature has risen 2 degrees. If carbon emissions continue unabated, we could see temperatures rise as much as another 10 degrees by 2080, along with heavy rains and a sea-level rise of about two more feet. Coastal flooding will become a way of life, and storms such as Sandy will not only increase in number but also will see their effects amplified by higher sea levels.
So what should we do?