May 4, 2011:
Petition for rule making is filed with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Division of Air Quality.
Climate Change Impacts in Delaware
The following points are taken from the petition filed. Click on each topic for additional information.
Since 1970, annual average temperatures in the Northeast region of the United States have increased by 2 degrees (Fahrenheit) in the summer, and twice as much in the winter (US GCRP). Temperatures in Dover, Delaware are expected to experience continued warming, with projected additional increases of 3 degrees in the spring and 4 degrees in the summer, fall and winter by the middle of the current century (US EPA). With these temperature increases, it is predicted that the growing season in the Northeast region will lengthen, beginning three weeks earlier in the spring and continuing three weeks later into the fall by the end of the current century.
For more information on the impacts of climate change in Delaware:
|Delaware Petition .pdf||1.17 MB|