Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Climate Change Will Have Impact on US Transportation

GreenCarCongress reports on a new report from the National Research Council about climate change and transportation:

While every mode of transportation in the US will be affected as the climate changes, potentially the greatest impact on transportation systems will be flooding of roads, railways, transit systems, and airport runways in coastal areas because of rising sea levels and surges brought on by more intense storms, according to a new report from the National Research Council.

Although the impacts of climate change will vary by region, it is certain they will be widespread and costly in human and economic terms, and will require significant changes in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation systems, according to the report, The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on US Transportation.

Read more - 'Climate Change Will Have a Significant Impact on US Transportatio Infrastructure and Operations'

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