A new field of climate science known as attribution science examines how a warming atmosphere plays a part in individual weather events.
Pa. produces a lot of greenhouse gases, but its Republican-led legislature isn’t acting on climate change — even as scientists say the clock is ticking
Political observers point to a few reasons why Pennsylvania doesn’t act more aggressively: Climate change often takes a backseat to other pressing issues, the discussion remains deeply partisan, and the fossil fuel industry holds a lot of influence in the natural gas-rich state.
The report by the Union of Concerned Scientists warns sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware could be flooded during severe weather events.
The PennFuture report calls for supporting Pennsylvania’s nature-based tourism, agriculture and renewable energy sectors while creating a modern-day Civilian Conservation Corps to help ease unemployment. But some of its proposals have already been snubbed by the Republican-led legislature.
The public comment period, which closed Monday, included a group of 50 institutional investors with $4 trillion in assets who issued a statement in support of the rule.