(WPRI) — The White House has released a troubling report on climate change that claims the United States is already feeling the effects of global warming.
Droughts, heat waves, and flooding have become more prevalent across the country over the past few years. A new report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program states these weather events will be growing challenges people will continue to face across the country.
- In-Depth: Climate Report
The report shows that the northeast temperatures have warmed significantly in the last several decades, compared to the early 20th century. As the temperatures have warmed, the amount of precipitation locally has also increased. While one weather event can not be tied directly to climate change, heavy bouts of rain have hit Rhode Island, with more than 16 inches of rain in one month back in 2010.
Senator Whitehouse said he is working to secure funds for studies on how climate change effects Rhode Island, and for infrastructure improvement to battle the changes.