Changing Climate: Storms Cause Trees to Fall in Local State Park

     Climate change has brought many changes to Milford and surrounding areas. In Hamden, the storms in recent years have caused trees to fall along the walking trails at Mount Carmel, otherwise known as the Sleeping Giant. 

     According to the U.S. Geological Survey, climate change results in more severe weather due to an increase in evaporation. Additionally, NOAA predicts an increase in both the frequency and intensity of hurricanes correlating with climate change. This could mean more severe storms overall, making damage much like that seen on Mount Carmel much more common.