Climate Change and Infrastructure: Decision Making Issues and Adaptation Measures

Dustin Ethans (Editor)

Series: Climate Change and its Causes, Effects and Prediction
BISAC: SCI001000



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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According to the National Research Council (NRC) and others, infrastructure such as roads and bridges, wastewater systems, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) centers are vulnerable to changes in the climate. Changes in precipitation and sea levels, as well as increased intensity and frequency of extreme events, are projected by NRC and others to impact infrastructure in a variety of ways.

When the climate changes, infrastructure—typically designed to operate within past climate conditions—may not operate as well or for as long as planned, leading to economic, environmental, and social impacts. This book examines the impacts of climate change on roads and bridges, wastewater systems, and NASA centers; the extent to which climate change is incorporated into infrastructure planning; factors that enabled some decision makers to implement adaptive measures; and federal efforts to address local adaptation needs, as well as potential opportunities for improvement. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Climate Change: Future Federal Adaptation Efforts Could Better Support Local Infrastructure Decision Makers (pp. 1-86)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 - Climate Change Science: Key Points (pp. 87-106)
Jane A. Leggett


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