Justin Guilbert and Brian Beckage, University of Vermont Climate Scientists (image) University of Vermont Share Print E-Mail Caption Working with the University of Vermont's RACC project-- Research on Adaptation to Climate Change -- engineering graduate student Justin Guilbert, and statistics expert Brian Beckage were keenly aware that nine of the ten warmest years in the Vermont climate record occurred between 1990 and 2012. Their new study in Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology forecasts that this is just the beginning. They estimate that over the next century in northern Vermont, annual precipitation will increase by between a third and half an inch per decade, while average temperatures will rise some five degrees Fahrenheit by midcentury. By late in the century, average temperatures will have spiked more than eight degrees. Credit Joshua Brown, UVM Usage Restrictions with associated story Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.