Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's pick for Department of Environmental Protection Secretary sparked controversy last week when, during his confirmation hearing, he told the state Senate's Judiciary Committee that he was unaware of any "adverse impacts" of climate change on humans or animals.
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A new study links the past decade’s “exceptional number of unprecedented summer extreme weather events” in the U.S. and Europe with the “record declines in both summer Arctic sea ice and snow cover on high-latitude land.”
The rule would achieve up to $280 billion in annual health benefits by preventing up to 34,000 premature deaths, 15,000 nonfatal heart attacks, 19,000 cases of acute bronchitis, 400,000 cases of aggravated asthma, and 1.8 million sick days a year beginning in 2014.