BDN editorial mentions Climate Change Institute report
A Bangor Daily News editorial titled “Maine can change the debate on climate change” mentioned a report from the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. The report by Sean Birkel and Paul Mayewski analyzed historical climate trends and potential impacts of climate change on coastal Maine, especially the agriculture and fishing industries. The BDN has identified climate change as one of its four focus issues for 2019, based on reader input. The opinion piece noted with a new administration in place, already-tangible examples of climate change and members of the research and business communities engaged in the issue, Maine has an opportunity to dedicate time and energy to changing policies and practices related to climate change and its effects. Evidence from the CCI report and the expectation that the atmosphere and oceans will continue to warm reinforces the importance of preparation and action against climate change, the opinion piece stated.