Study: The Northeast is warming faster than the rest of the U.S.

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The Northeast coast of the United States, from Delaware to Maine, is warming faster than most of the Northern Hemisphere, according to research published...
The Northeastern coast of the United States, from Delaware to Maine, is warming faster than most of the Northern Hemisphere, according to research published Thursday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

In the last century, the region's average summertime temperature has increased by 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. (Globally, average year-round temperatures have risen by 1.2 degrees Celsius.)

Climate scientists at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who conducted the study described the warming in the Northeast as "exceptional." The reason, they say, is that ocean temperatures are rising especially fast in the North Atlantic.

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