Why Climate-Exacerbated Heat Waves Will Melt Infrastructure in Cooler Climatic Regions

Why Climate-Exacerbated Heat Waves Will Melt Infrastructure in Cooler Climatic Regions

Why Climate-Exacerbated Heat Waves Will Melt Infrastructure in Cooler Climatic Regions

06/28/21

“Why will climate-exacerbated heat waves cause infrastructure to melt?”

Infrastructure in cooler climatic regions are usually designed for temperatures within a restricted range. However, the advent of climate change is causing heat waves to drive temperatures far above this region. Since the infrastructure is not designed for this range, it leads to problems such as melting. As of writing this effect can be seen right now in the Northwestern United States, where electricity cords powering Portland’s rail system have melted. This is Why Climate-Exacerbated Heat Waves Will Melt Infrastructure in Cooler Climatic Regions.

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