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- New York’s Changing Climate [4-page factsheet] – The Earth is warming and New York is too. Just as we are seeing unprecedented rates of change at the global level, we are also observing rapid change in New York, including rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns, with effects on the natural world and human health. Intense rains and floods, summer droughts, and heat waves are more common than they were in our grandparents’ time. New York’s climate will continue to change over the next 10, 20, and 100 years. This factsheet details the expected effects on ecosystems, farming, human health, and infrastructure.
- Natural Resource Extension Programs and Tools – From the Cornell Department of Natural Resources: ForestConnect, Sugar Maple, Master Forest Owner Volunteer Program, Agroforestry Learning Communities, Wetlands, Streams, and Ponds, and Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation Programs.
- Estuary Watershed Resilience Project – Cornell project building long-term resilience to extreme weather and climate change in the Hudson River estuary watershed.
- NYS Water Resources Institute – Climate Change – Examines the effects on flooding, drinking water, commercial/agricultural water, water quality and more.
Assessment Reports, Studies and Climate Science Background
- US National Climate Assessment: National Climate Assessment (2014, U.S. Global Change Research Program)
- NYSERDA: Responding to Climate Change in New York State Synthesis Report
- Water Resources (Chapter 4) – Drinking water, water used for agriculture and hydropower, flooding in non-coastal regions, and overall water quality in the face of climate change.
- Ecosystems (Chapter 6) – Effects on and adaptation strategies for aquatic ecosystems, fish and wildlife, ecosystem services, wetlands, forests, grasslands, invasive species and more.
- NOAA: Basics of Climate Science