New Hampshire, New Normal

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Wednesday, November 16, 7PM, live via Zoom

While the effects of climate change may not yet be as dramatic in New Hampshire as in some other places, its impacts are being felt by the tourism and other industries, by municipalities, in demographic changes to the state, and by the land and water and all who dwell therein.

Please join the Cook Memorial Library and the Chocorua Lake Conservancy on Wednesday, November 16, at 7 PM for “New Hampshire, New Normal,” with New Hampshire State Climatologist Dr. Mary Stampone, the first program in the CML/CMC series “Climate & Community.” This free program will provide an overview of climate change in New Hampshire looking at recent past and possible future changes in temperature and precipitation, and offer context for interpreting changing weather patterns in a changing climate. The program will include findings from the New Hampshire Climate Assessment 2021, published in the summer of 2022 by Mary Stampone and colleagues Cameron Wake and Elizabeth Burakowski.

This program is free. Please register in advance at You will receive a Zoom link in the confirmation email.

Then, on Wednesday, November 30, we would love for you to join us for a Community Climate Conversation. What would you like to learn about climate change? What will help our community be resilient and able to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change here in our state? Join us at 7:00

About the Presenter:

Dr. Mary Stampone is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of New Hampshire where she teaches undergraduate courses on weather, climate, and natural hazards. As an applied climatologist, her research focuses on monitoring and modeling variability and change in regional-scale climate system processes with an emphasis on hydroclimatic hazards (i.e. drought, flooding, severe weather). Dr. Stampone also serves as the State Climatologist for New Hampshire, providing citizens, educators, and government agencies with weather and climate information in support of environmental management and adaptation activities. She co-authored the “Northeast” chapter of the 4th National Climate Assessment, served on the NH Coastal Flood Risk Science and Technical Advisory Panel, and continues to serve as a member of the NH Drought Management Team. 

New Hampshire, New Normal on Zoom 11/16