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Baltimore Sun features an academic warning that climate change must be factored into rebuilding Key Bridge: ‘How does this bridge withstand climate change?’ How long will it take to rebuild the Key Bridge following its collapse? Excerpt: Natalie M. Scala, an associate professor at Towson University who directs the graduate program in supply chain management, said any “prudent bridge discussion” should include thinking about how the world will change over the next century, especially concerning how sea […]

Distracted By Climate Change? Former Trump Transportation Official Weighs in on Bridge Collapse

Former Trump administration U.S. Dept of Transportation General Counsel & acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation Steve Bradbury: “Some of these agencies, their attention has been diverted to some extent to other policy goals like climate change, like social justice, equity, and that goes for the Coast Guard. It goes for the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, etc.

International organizations are involved here too, and they are focused on climate change. It really makes you wonder whether some of these disasters at some point might be affected by that shift in focus, that shift in prioritization. Again, safety and security of infrastructure, that needs to be mission No. 1 and No. 2. … That’s top priority for Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, etc.”

Study: ‘Climate change is messing with how we measure time’ – ‘Affecting Earth’s rotation…& how we keep track of time’ by Daniel Lawler and Juliette Collen Struggle to wrap your head around daylight savings? Spare a thought for the world’s timekeepers, who are trying to work out how climate change is affecting Earth’s rotation—and in turn, how we keep track of time. In a strange twist, global warming could even help out timekeepers by […]