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Climate Change

Climate Change Impacts

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The changing climate impacts society and ecosystems in a broad variety of ways. For example climate change can increase or decrease rainfall, influence agricultural crop yields, affect human health, cause changes to forests and other ecosystems, or even impact our energy supply. Climate-related impacts are occurring across regions of the country and across many sectors of our economy.

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Warming is likely to worsen conditions for air quality and increase the risk of heat-related illnesses. Increases in the frequency and strength of extreme events (such as floods, droughts, and storms) are likely to threaten safety and health.

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