“Pennsylvania’s ecosystem has already been permanently altered due to climate change, but it’s not too late to act before these changes become unmanageable, experts say. . . .
“’For example, we’re getting more of our precipitation is happening in very heavy events that lead to flash flooding … and we can expect them to increase into the future,’ said Penn State University’s Ray Najjar. . . .
“Heavy precipitation can cause significant infrastructure damage and exacerbate sewer overflows. . . .
“’If we choose, however, to reduce our emissions, we’ll probably still continue to see those effects, but to a much more manageable degree,’ he said.”
Full article originally published October 31, 2019 on State Impact Pennsylvania.