Orono - 2012 was a scorcher across the entire United States...Maine included, as the Pine Tree state broke several of its record high temperatures throughout the year.
Climate scientists are saying the rise in overall yearly temperatures are based on both long-term and short-term trends...those being greenhouse gas effects and year-to-year variability, respectively. But if the trends of the past year continue, it could have varying effects on winter and summer industries, in some cases effecting those that live here.
Scientists say the change in temperatures over time could have both positive and negative effects on lifestyle in Maine including industry and farming.
Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School. While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant. In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology. When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state. She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!