From day to day, the weather is always changing—sometimes cooler, sometimes warmer, sometimes wetter, sometimes drier. However, long-term data on conditions over the past century reveal clear trends in Casco Bay’s climate, and these trends are expected to continue far into the future. With climate change increasingly affecting the Casco Bay ecosystem and people who live and work around the Bay, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (CBEP) carried out a vulnerability assessment to identify the most important climate-related risks. The assessment also determined the most effective ways for CBEP and local communities to respond to the changes in order to ensure the long-term health and vitality of the Bay.
Casco Bay Estuary Partnership. (2017). Casco Bay’s Vulnerability to Climate Change (Fact Sheet). Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership.