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​Climate Change Impacts

Flooding, ticks, and agriculture

Pennsylvanians will be faced with worsened air quality, increased damage from flooding, agricultural losses, and expansion of vector-borne diseases like Lyme Disease due to climate change.

Section 3 of the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act (Act 70 of 2008) requires DEP to update and publish a report of the potential impact of climate change in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania every three years. This report provides:

  • scientific predictions regarding changes in temperature and precipitation in Pennsylvania;
  • potential impact of climate change on human health, the economy and other sectors; and
  • economic opportunities created by potential need for alternative sources of energy and climate related technologies.

Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment Update (PDF)