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At western Pa. climate change summit, one scientist says effects can be managed if emissions are cut

“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.