According to the University of Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative, the world is getting warmer, the oceans are getting warmer and more acidic, storms are getting more intense and sea levels are rising at an accelerated rate.
A study funded by the Rhode Island Sea Grant, found that the sea level around the East Bay has increased eight inches since 1930. By 2100, the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council said to expect three to five feet of sea level rise.
While some still deny the evidence, most Americans have accepted idea of climate change. Currently, 67 percent say there is evidence of global warming, up four points over last year, according to a Pew Research article published last month.
The study reported that 42 percent say the warming is mostly caused by human activity and less than 20 percent believe the changes are a result of natural changes.
What do you think about the recent extreme weather patterns? Do you think the recent storms are a symptom of climate change? Do you still doubt the scientists? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.