WaPo: R.I. has fastest-rising temperature in the Lower 48

THE TEMPERATURE in Rhode Island has risen more than in any other state in the Lower 48 over the last century, according to The Washington Post. The temperature rise compounds the state's vulnerability to sea-level rise. Above, a trailer park on Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, which was flooded following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD
THE TEMPERATURE in Rhode Island has risen more than in any other state in the Lower 48 over the last century, according to The Washington Post. The temperature rise compounds the state's vulnerability to sea-level rise. Above, a trailer park on Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, which was flooded following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD
PROVIDENCE – The temperature in Rhode Island has risen 2 degrees Celsius from 1895 to 2018, the most of any state in the Lower 48, according to The Washington Post Tuesday. The United States warmed on average 1 degree Celsius in that time. Alaska was reportedly the fastest warming of all states. The report said…

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