White House study on climate change warns of severe effects in Illinois

<p>This 2012 file photo shows Midwest Generation's Crawford Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant in Chicago.  |  M. Spencer Green/The Associated Press</p>

This 2012 file photo shows Midwest Generation's Crawford Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant in Chicago.  |  M. Spencer Green/The Associated Press

A White House study on the effects of climate change warns of the impact it will have on Illinois and the rest of the Midwest. According to NBC Chicago: 

Climate change could adversely affect Illinois and the Midwest with increased pollution, exposure to new diseases, life-threatening heat waves and flooding, a new White House report shows.

“Climate change will tend to amplify existing risks climate poses to people, ecosystems, and infrastructure,” researchers said. “Direct effects will include increased heat stress, flooding, drought, and late spring freezes.”

[Read more at NBC Chicago]

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