A ‘Climate Chronology’ illustrates decades lost in time lag between climate crisis and policy changes

This article discusses a ‘Climate Chronology’ that illustrates decades lost in a treacherous time lag between scientific evidence of the climate crisis and policy action.

Ironies, like onions, come in layers and can make you cry. As I stared at a graphic showing an outline of Maine symbolically shifting down the East Coast (see figure), I had an unsettling sense of déjà vu. The image depicted how – a few decades hence – summers in Maine will feel like those in New York and, by 2070, could resemble those around the Chesapeake Bay.

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