HKS Authors

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Director of Environmental and Natural Resource Program and Senior Research Associate
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Abstract

As the world focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, the disruptive reality of global climate change looms on the horizon. Its implications for public infrastructure could be immense. Forest fires in Australia, Siberia, and California, record cold in Texas, droughts in southern India and South Africa, intense hurricanes and floods in the United States and the Philippines, and the melting of the Arctic ice sheet are all harbingers of what a changing climate has in store.

Citation

Lee, Henry. "Infrastructure and Climate Change." Infrastructure Economics and Policy. Ed. José Gómez-Ibáñez and Zhi Liu. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2021, 437-460.