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Infrastructure repair is the word of the day. US president Biden has announced The American Jobs Plan to rebuild infrastructure. Electricity and gas grids, seaports and airports, highways and railways, water and sewer systems, public housing and schools—many are outdated or in disrepair. Our research quantifies how much worse things could get as the climate changes.

Globally, infrastructure assets have highly specific vulnerability to hazards:  At least one element in each type of infrastructure system sees high risk.
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To read the article, see “America 2021: Renewing the nation’s commitment to climate action,” February 18, 2021.