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Carbon Dioxide, Climate Change, and the Boston Region MPO: A Discussion Paper

Changes in Average Annual Temperature in New England.

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This figure illustrates three thermometers: the first for 2010-2039, the second for 20400-2069, and the third for 2070-2099. Under two separate scenarios (Higher emissions and Lower emissions) temperatures are predicted for the future. The first shows a small difference in temperature between the two scenarios. On the second thermometer, the Higher emissions range of predicted temperatures reaches up to a 7 degree change in average annual temperature in New England. The third thermometer (for 2070-2099) shows a large difference for Low versus High emission scenarios, and the Higher emissions range is from 7 to 12.5 degree changes.

Source: Union of Concerned Scientists. "Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: A Report of the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment." Oct. 2006; 35 pp

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