Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor at the University of Maine and Maine’s state climatologist, talked with USA Today Network News about the evidence and impacts of climate change in Maine. Birkel noted that changing precipitation patterns and temperatures that are increasing more quickly than in the rest of the U.S. could exacerbate climate change in Maine. South Coast Today, The Providence Journal, The Newport Daily News, MetroWest Daily News, Telegram.com and the Burlington Free Press shared the USA Today story. Newsbreak shared the South Coast Today story.