NRDC Issue Brief: Climate Change and Health in Pennsylvania

Climate change is altering seasonal temperature and precipitation patterns, making hot days hotter and increasing the frequency of extreme weather events like the record-breaking rain that flooded large swaths of Pennsylvania in August 2018. As a result, Pennsylvanians face a variety of health threats including more heat-related illnesses, breathing and heart problems, food and water contamination, and increased exposure to infectious diseases. These threats will only increase as power plants, transportation systems, and other big polluters continue to pump climate-changing emissions into the air. DOWNLOAD PDF>