Rhode Island has been hesitant to redevelop already-damaged space, even as relentless development of green space exacerbates local global-warming impacts.
Hundreds of miles across, Hurricane Rhody, a modeled Category 3 storm, will make its way from the Bahamas at a clip of about 60 mph. In this time of climate disruption, New England is overdue for such a storm.
A new study shows Rhode Island’s greenhouse-gas emissions are 45 percent higher than expected. The study also outlines a path to statewide decarbonization.
Rhode Island is heating up faster than any of the other Lower 48 states, and has already surpassed the U.N. threshold of 2 degrees Celsius of warming.
Narragansett temperature records spanning 100 years show the climate crisis has already reached Rhode Island.