Climate Change & Nashua
A 2014 Report conducted by the University of New Hampshire indicates that over the last four decades southern New Hampshire has become warmer and wetter. These changes are already happening and are expected to continue to occur primarily as warmer winter days and extreme precipitation events. View Source
The extreme temperatures highlighted in the UNH Study are intensified in areas that are paved over and have few trees, like downtown. This is called the urban heat island effect. The Nashua Regional Planning Commission has developed an interactive map that shows you the temperature differences- with colors- between the more and less developed parts of the region.
- Environmental News Network
- The Huffington Post
- InsideClimate News