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5 Takeaways For New England From The U.S. Climate Report

Sandbags hold back water at the entrance to the Aquarium MBTA station during the March 2 nor'easter. Photo by Robin Lubbock for WBUR

Sandbags hold back water at the entrance to the Aquarium MBTA station during the March 2 nor’easter. Photo by Robin Lubbock for WBUR

Climate change will hit the Northeast hard and soon, bringing threats to our health — and to fruit crops, ski resorts and the Atlantic cod.

Those are some conclusions from the fourth National Climate Assessment, which was released on Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — in what some see as an attempt to blunt media coverage. Thirteen federal agencies contributed to the 1,656-page report, which is mandated by law and produced every four years.