Washington Post cites CCI report in article on heat wave

The Washington Post cited the University of Maine Climate Change Institute’s report “Maine Climate Future 2020 Update” in an article about a recent heat wave in northern New England. Caribou, Maine experienced its highest recorded temperature on June 19, part of a heat wave in northern New England and eastern Canada, according to the article. Record heat is made more likely due to climate change, which has pushed temperatures upward for decades. The University of Maine notes the state’s average temperature has increased 3.2 degrees in the past 124 years, with the rate of warming increasing since 1960, the article states.