DURHAM, N.H. – As heat-trapping gases from the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities continue to accumulate in the atmosphere, average annual temperatures in New Hampshire will likely rise by 3 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit and extreme precipitation events will likely double by mid-century, according to two University of New Hampshire reports released today.

The reports, “Climate Change in New Hampshire: Past, Present, and Future,” were commissioned by the Granite State Future project and cover northern and southern New Hampshire. They are intended to provide decision-relevant information as municipalities and regions face challenging choices regarding future investments.

The reports can be downloaded at https://climatesolutionsne.org