Report says expect more extreme weather

In Holyoke on Thursday February 16th, 2012, a report called In the Path of the Storm: Global Warming, Extreme Weather, and the Impacts of Weather Related Disasters in the United States was released by Environment Massachusetts. The report covers aspects of global warming that will affect people as average temperatures increase. Last year just in Western Massachusetts, towns were hit by tornadoes, major flooding, and a record snowstorm in October. Not only will the environment be affected, but also people’s health may be at risk. According to Claire Miller, Community Organizer for Toxics Action Center, “As average temperatures will rise, we’ll see more ground level smog, which is a huge irritant for lung tissue and bad for asthma as well.” Despite the report, some people are still not convinced that global warming will lead to more extreme weather.

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Read the Path of the Storm report here at Environment Massachusetts