TRB Special Report 290: The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation explores the consequences of climate change for U.S. transportation infrastructure and operations. The report provides an overview of the scientific consensus on the current and future climate changes of particular relevance to U.S. transportation, including the limits of present scientific understanding as to their precise timing, magnitude, and geographic location; identifies potential impacts on U.S. transportation and adaptation options; and offers recommendations for both research and actions that can be taken to prepare for climate change.
Table of Contents
|2 Understanding Climate Change||36-78|
|3 Impacts of Climate Change on Transportation||79-123|
|4 Challenges to Response||124-147|
|5 Meeting the Challenges||148-188|
|6 Summing Up||189-208|
|A Detailed Statement of Task||209-209|
|B Contribution of U.S. Transportation Sectorto Greenhouse Gas Emissionsand Assessment of Mitigation Strategies||210-266|
|C Commissioned Papers and Authors||267-267|
|D Conference Agenda and Participants||268-272|
|Study Committee Biographical Information||273-280|
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