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An analysis of the state’s future in the context of changing climate in the 21st century is the focus of a recently released, 70-page report, Maine’s Climate Future:?An Initial Assessment. Requested by Gov. John Baldacci in 2007, the analysis was led by the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, with support from Maine Sea Grant and several UMaine academic departments. It considers past climate change, recent evidence of accelerated rates of change, and the implications of continued change in Maine as a result of greenhouse gas emissions and associated pollutants. The report stresses the need for Maine to have a plan for adaptation. It also highlights opportunities for the state to benefit from a changing climate, and identifies gaps in the information needed for a positive transition. A PDF of the report is online.