For most airports, adaptation to new weather patterns has become an integral part of managing air traffic. As a result of climate change, previously unthinkable weather has become a reality, and airports have recognized the importance of planning around that truth. However many airports, such as Ronald Reagan Washington National and Newark Liberty International Airport, were built on mudflats and marshlands that are close to sea level —because that was where the cheapest land was at the time of building — making them more vulnerable to increasingly severe weather. Read more about plans to protect airports against extreme weather.
How Climate Change Threatens the World’s Airports (Scientific American)
November 29, 2013 By 1 Comment