New York City Is Now Classified As Subtropical

A Science Enthusiast Staff

New York City’s climate has been reclassified by the National Climate Assessment.

The Daily Beast wrote that “rising temperatures, shorter winters and an increase in emissions from fossil fuels have all contributed to the reclassification of New York City from a humid continental climate to a subtropical one, according to the National Climate Assessment.”

  • To be subtropical, “summers must average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit and winters to stay above 27 degrees Fahrenheit which New York City has met for the last five years,” the report stated. “New species of trees and insects showing up in the Metro area were the first clue that the climate had changed.”
  • The New York Times also reported that “rain is heavier,” and “storms [are] more frequent.”

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