Climate Change in Vermont

Climate change is happening now.  We can be part of the solution.

Total annual rainfall in Vermont has increased over the last fifty years, and storms have increased in intensity, causing costly flood damage in many communities. Scientists expect these trends to continue.

Our winters are getting warmer and shorter, threatening winter sports and tourism, and making Vermont more habitable to ticks that carry Lyme disease. Summer days are getting hotter.

News about climate change can be disheartening, but there are many things each of us can do now to prepare, and to address our contribution to this global problem. Innovative climate solutions will also make our state an even better place to live and work. We will:

Leaders are necessary for change, but we are all part of the solution. Learn more about changes in our climate. Explore Vermont’s climate goals and initiatives, and find out how you can take action.