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US Infrastructure in Disarray Due to Extreme Weather, Climate Change via Common Dreams

A higher frequency of extreme and unusual weather events is taking a toll on US infrastructure at an alarming rate, according to an new analysis by the New York Times. Across the country extreme heat is melting asphalt and buckling major roadways, kinking rail tracks, and over heating nuclear power plants. Extreme storms are causing massive power outages and unprecedented flooding. A record setting drought has caused multiple ‘mega-fires’ and the most recent agriculture/food crisis.

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In the Chicago area, a nuclear power plant had to get special permission to keep operating this month due to its cooling water rising above acceptable limits.
Power grids are being pushed to their limits as intense heat waves cause sharp increases in electricity usage for cooling.

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