Climate Change Increasing Infrastructure Maintenance Cost In Alaska

<p>A study calculates the growing cost of maintaining Alaska's infrastructure as a result of global warming.</p>
June 30, 2007, 7am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Higher temperatures, melting permafrost, a reduction in polar ice and increased flooding are expected to raise the repair and replacement cost of thousands of infrastructure projects as much as $6.1 billion for a total of nearly $40 billion - about a 20 percent increase - from now to 2030, according to the study, by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage."

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Published on Thursday, June 28, 2007 in The New York Times
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