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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:10 AM

Northeast is among places where extreme climate change has already arrived

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/13/northeast-is-among-places-where-extreme-climate-change-has-already-arrived/

LAKE HOPATCONG, N.J. — Before climate change thawed the winters of New Jersey, this lake hosted boisterous wintertime carnivals. As many as 15,000 skaters took part, and automobile owners would drive onto the thick ice. Thousands watched as local hockey clubs battled one another and the Skate Sailing Association of America held competitions, including one in 1926 that featured 21 iceboats on blades that sailed over a three-mile course.

In those days before widespread refrigeration, workers flocked here to harvest ice. They would carve blocks as much as 2 feet thick, float them to giant ice houses, sprinkle them with sawdust and load them onto rail cars bound for ice boxes in New York City and beyond.

“These winters do not exist anymore,” says Marty Kane, a lawyer and head of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation.

That’s because a century of climbing temperatures has changed the character of the Garden State. The massive ice industry and skate sailing association are but black-and-white photographs at the local museum. And even the hardy souls who still try to take part in ice fishing contests here have had to cancel 11 of the past dozen competitions for fear of straying onto perilously thin ice and tumbling into the frigid water.

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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:23 AM

1. #globalWarming

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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:06 PM

2. #itsonlyweather (them not us)

Was just talking with somebody about this very thing. Deep winter in southern NY/Jersey doesn't exist anymore. We have a strange amalgam of Fall and early winter, sometimes early spring. Yet somehow some folks claim everything is just as it should be.

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