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.
Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. 2008. Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation: Special Report 290. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12179.
|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|
The Chapter Skim search tool presents what we've algorithmically identified as the most significant single chunk of text within every page in the chapter. You may select key terms to highlight them within pages of each chapter.