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The Implications of Climate Change on Transportation Infrastructure

Recent reports are highlighting the dire effects climate change will have on transportation infrastructure.

"Climate change will affect every type of transportation through rising sea levels, increased rainfall and surges from more intense storms, the National Research Council said in a report released Tuesday."

"Complicating matters, people continue to move into coastal areas, creating the need for more roads and services in the most vulnerable regions, the report noted."

"'The time has come for transportation professionals to acknowledge and confront the challenges posed by climate change and to incorporate the most current scientific knowledge into the planning of transportation systems,' said Henry Schwartz Jr., past president and chairman of the engineering firm Sverdrup/Jacobs Civil Inc., and chairman of the committee that wrote the report."

Full Story: Global warming to affect transport

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