Roads, Bridges, Railways, and Energy Systems Face Potentially Costly Consequences
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2017
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Chicago: As intense weather events batter U.S. coastal cities and offshore islands, a new study from the Midwest Economic Policy Institute warns that the threat of climate change extends much farther inland, with potentially devastating impacts on transportation and infrastructure systems across the Midwest.
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“Whether we like it or not, the climate of the Midwest is already changing,” said study author Mary Craighead. “It is vital for policymakers to understand the potential costs and consequences of these changes, and to be proactive in taking actions that are necessary to protect communities and the infrastructure on which our entire regional economy depends.”
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