Transport

Climate change affects road, sea, and air transport. Weather conditions are changing especially in the winter: Road maintenance techniques may need to be revised, and the need for anti-icing and de-icing is likely to increase in many parts of the country. Extreme weather events – such as rainstorms, snowstorms, and thunderstorms – damage road and railway infrastructure and cause problems at airports and in telecommunications. The shorter sea ice season may benefit shipping on one hand, but seafaring may become more dangerous at times as the sea becomes increasingly vulnerable to winds. Climate change also has positive implications on transport: The likelihood of frost damage is expected to decrease and the cycling season to become longer.

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