What are the goals of Vermont Climate Assessment?

The Vermont Climate Assessment addresses three main goals:

1) increase scientific understanding of climate change trends in Vermont using local, historical data,
2) develop a deeper understanding of Vermont’s possible futures using simulations of future climate,
3) and communicate the current state of knowledge on climate change impacts on Vermont, focusing on our communities, agriculture, forests, water resources, and recreation.

With partners across the state, the VCA is also identifying priorities for future climate change research, and assessing what information is most needed for adaptation and mitigation strategies to deliver Vermont towards a more resilient future.