Transport infrastructure contributes to climate change, and is also affected by it, says Prof David Levinson of the University of Sydney. He is a transport engineering expert and professor.
Aside from the fact that transport infrastructures are vulnerable to extreme climatic events, many transport facilities are below grade such as those in New York Subway severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, the article says.
Some airports in low-lying coastal areas are also threatened by sea-level rise and pavement damages (Low, 2019 November).
The article also discussed climate change impacts on water networks, how to strengthen bridges to survive climate change and the effects of climate change on various landscapes.
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Low, L. (2019, November 27). How climate change impacts infrastructure: experts explain. The University of Sydney. Retrieved from https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2019/11/27/how-climate-change-impacts-infrastructure–experts-explain.html