According to the University of Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative, the world is getting warmer, the oceans are getting warmer and more acidic, storms are getting more intense and sea levels are rising at an accelerated rate.
A study funded by the Rhode Island Sea Grant, found that the sea level in Newport has increased eight inches since 1930. By 2100, the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council said to expect three to five feet of sea level rise.
More Americans than ever believe the earth's temperature has been getting warmer. Currently, 67 percent say there is evidence of global warming, up four points over last year, according to a Pew Research article published last month.
The study reported that 42 percent say the warming is mostly caused by human activity and less than 20 percent believe the changes are a result of natural changes.
What do you think about the recent extreme weather patterns? Do you think the recent storms are a symptom of climate change? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.