About Chloe Bennett

Chloe Bennett is a climate change reporter based in Lake Placid, NY. Originally from North Texas, Chloe has always been drawn to the natural world. In 2022, she graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY where she focused on environmental reporting and audio production. She grew a deep appreciation for the Adirondack Park while interning for the Explorer in the summer of 2022.

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  1. Cristine Meixner says

    This is a great start, but does not go back far enough. 30 years is not a good comparison when our weather seems to go in 40-year cycles.

  2. nathan says

    The weather has changed dramatically, with much shorter winters, much less snow, very much warmer. snow pack doesnt build. i remember snow storms in early september and on mothers day. Where for weeks at a time in Newcomb it never got above zero in January and February. getting up in the morning seeing -25 to -30 and moaning as it was time to refill the wood box in the house again. Snow shoeing in 6-8 feet of snow and hoping for a grouse or rabbit. I used to love watching the road grader driving through Newcomb cutting the snow banks back, riding snowmobiles along the banks above the cars driving by. Days where there were more snowmobiles at school than cars, when 1 foot of snow didnt close the school or 3 feet back then. How many remember when we drove on compacted ice and sand all winter and didnt see asphalt until march?

  3. Tom Paine says

    Stan Thompson spoke of his childhood in the twenties and thirties at Beaver River Station and winters of warmth and no snow at that time. It is cyclical.

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