Knowing how climate has already changed for a region or location can be very important for several reasons:
1) If changes occurring locally are different than those for the region as a whole, localized differences can be used to explain how future climate changes may respond at the small-scale.
2) If trends (noticeable changes) have been observed they provide stronger evidence for how climate may continue to change.
3) Significant climate changes that have already occurred can be used to explain how the natural system is responding to climate change, which can give a picture of how future climate may continue to impact the area.
We have developed several different products for showing and telling how climate is changing in the region and at specific locations.
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