Quinn Glabicki covers environment and the impacts of climate change in Western Pennsylvania for PublicSource. Before joining PublicSource, Quinn worked as a freelance photographer and journalist covering environment, politics and breaking news. He previously worked with PublicSource to publish long-term work documenting the intersection of industrial pollution, public health, and gun violence in Clairton, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Quinn graduated from Haverford College with a degree in political science where he focused on populist politics and rising authoritarianism in post-soviet states.
Beat: Effects of climate change in southwest Pennsylvania
Climate change is disrupting southwestern Pennsylvania. Record rainfall two years in a row led to historic floods that took lives, caused tens of millions of dollars in damage and exacerbated the inequality of neighborhood divisions. The disadvantaged suffer some of the worst air quality and highest asthma rates. The loss of jobs and people from the region has decimated both small towns and urban centers. This struggle has pitted the competing Democratic interests of environmental progress and good union jobs.