Northeast – Fourth National Climate Assessment

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This report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the second of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990.

AVO Fence & Supply's Insight

The distinct seasons of the Northeast’s climate supports a landscape adapted to cold, snowy winters and warm to hot, humid summers. But a changing climate with less distinct seasons is altering our ecosystems in dramatic ways that will affect us all. The recent dominant trend in the Northeast has been towards an increase in rainfall intensity, with milder winters and earlier spring conditions. Read this executive summary to learn more about the risks posed by climate change, and to stay informed about how seasonal changes will affect when and how fence gets installed. To read the full report, visit

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Andrew Knott
President and General Manager of AVO Fence and Supply