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Summer Fun Index

Clean water is at the heart of summertime fun for many Mainers. We swim at a favorite creek, fish in a nearby river, sail or kayak on the lake, or simply hike along a beautiful stream. As the summer draws to a close, Environment Maine Research & Policy Center’s second annual Summer Fun Index provides a numerical snapshot of people engaging in water activities.

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Report | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Dangerous Inheritance

As a result of global warming, young Americans today are growing up in a different climate than their parents and grandparents experienced. It is warmer than it used to be. Storms pack more of a punch. Rising seas increasingly flood low-lying land. Large wildfires have grown bigger, more frequent and more expensive to control. People are noticing changes in their own backyards, no matter where they live.

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News Release | Environment Maine Research and Policy Center

Environment Maine Report Examines Climatic Changes Through a Generational Perspective

PORTLAND – Environment Maine released a new report today that examines climatic impacts over five generations. The report, Dangerous Inheritance: The Hotter, More Extreme Climate that We’re Passing Down to America’s Young, examines changes in temperature, storm intensity and sea level rise through the eyes of five different generations. New Englanders of today are experiencing 28 percent more rain and snowfall than Baby Boomers experienced in the 1970s. The Millennial Generation entered adulthood during the hottest ten-year period in the last 100 years. Larger storms have increased 20 to 30 percent in Maine, packing a punch to families and businesses in Maine’s coastal communities.

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