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    The United States is at an infrastructural crossroads. First, the climate is changing faster than built infrastructure and the institutions that manage and maintain it. Recent extreme weather events highlight the precarious state of the nation’s infrastructure and the ability of cities to adapt to climate change. After the nation in 2016 broiled through its hottest summer on record, 2017 began with one of the wettest winters on record for California and the Pacific Northwest. The 2017 hurricane season proved to be the most devastating and costly in the nation’s history.

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    Citation

    Miller, T. R.; Chester, M; Muñoz-Erickson, T. A. 2018. Rethinking infrastructure in an era of unprecedented weather events. Issues in Science and technology, (Winter):45-58.

    Keywords

    Infrastructure, climate change, extreme weather, hurricanes, resiliency.

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