News Center Maine features UMaine Climate Reanalyzer

News Center Maine featured the work of the University of Maine Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer and Sean Birkel, Maine state climatologist and assistant professor with a joint appointment in University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the UMaine Climate Change Institute. Birkel discussed the warning signs presented by the recent spate of record hot weather. “There’s an El Nino in the Pacific that’s a contributing factor,” Birkel said. “But this latest event is something that fits into the overall pattern that we’ve been observing towards a warming climate and we’re going to be seeing more of these warm periods that do have real impacts.”