Climate change has brought adversity to many areas, and Maryland is no exception. Compared to other states, residents of the state are aware that it is among those most vulnerable, as they have suffered from the consequences of harsh weather conditions. A new report quoted in an article on ucsusa.com revealed that Maryland’s workforce is directly affected by the shifting weather, which is actually putting their careers at risk:
Maryland is already dealing with local climate impacts and there are 2.3 million workers in the state across many sectors — including retail, health care, construction, tourism, manufacturing, farming, and fishing — who could feel the consequences. “For most,” says the study, “their future prospects in life depend on what will happen to their jobs. We now know that future will be deeply affected by climate change.”
Increased coastal flooding and storm damage, and more weather extremes, including worse and more frequent heat waves, are all projected for Maryland. And with much of its land area and 70 percent of its population in the coastal zone, the fact that the state’s sea level has been rising at around twice the national average gives serious cause for concern.
Unemployment is just the tip of the iceberg. The long term effects on the natural environment can’t be measured and if they get to extreme levels, the entire country could experience economic and structural upheaval. Therefore, each individual should do his or her part to conserve resources in his or her own small ways.
Since abnormal weather patterns usually bring heavy rain and strong winds, it is necessary to make improvements to the overall structural integrity of a home. However, it’s also important to be mindful of the environmental impact of these additional constructions. When you are seeking roofing companies in Maryland, try to find a contractor like DryTech Roofing & Home Solutions because they are always seeking to be eco-friendly with their work.
Always remember that while your home is important, your natural environment should always be considered. With your Maryland roofing, DryTech Roofing & Home Solutions would recommend using metal, because it is 100% recyclable and it lasts a lifetime – meaning you would not have to get a replacement anytime soon.
(Article Excerpt from Climate Change in Maryland: The Health of the State’s Economy Depends on How We Respond, www.blog.ucsusa.org)