Skip to comments.Science News: Climate change could bring 'travel chaos'
Posted on 10/23/2010 7:06:34 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Rail networks in the United Kingdom face serious threats from climate change and its effects, researchers say.
Scientists from the University of Southampton say extreme weather events, projected to become more common over the next 50 years as a result of global warming, could lead to more landslides and floods.
Damage from such events could cause "widespread disruption" to travel, the researchers say.
"This is a really serious issue which needs to be addressed," lead author Fleur Loveridge-Wanker, a Ph.D. student at the University of Southampton, said.
"Climate change in the near future is 'locked in' -- it's too late to change that," she said.
(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...
So could a meteor.
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