5 degrees warmer and there would be no ocean off of cape cod because cape cod would be under water. That whole ocean levels rising because of melting polar ice thing.
Warmer temperatures mean more atmospheric energy which in turn leads to larger and stronger storm. Warmer seas would mean that more hurricanes could hit MA.
Doesn't sound good to me.
Global weather pattern changes lead to changes in which areas get rain and which do not. People tend to live in areas with water. Those changes in weather patterns mean people would need to move to the 'newly wet' areas.
Lots of existing farmland could be transformed into desert and a lack of quick organization response could mean massive food shortages and famines.