Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation

External link: http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/sr/sr290.pdf


This report focuses on how climate change will affect transportation infrastructure. It contains a clear assessment of the scientific consensus on climate change and explains how agencies must adapt to the changing climate. The report is divided in six chapters: 1, introduction; 2, review of the current knowledge about climate change; 3, the vulnerability of infrastructure; 4, how climate change affects the transportation industry specifically; 5, adoption strategies; and 6, policy recommendations.


Author: Schwartz, H. et al

Year Published: 2008

Report Number: Special Report 290

Publisher: Transportation Research Board


Topic: External Risk

Process: Analyzing Risk

Agency Type: Private/Other