World’s energy systems at risk from global warming: World Energy Council

Photo: Hurricane Sandy blackout in New York

Energy grids, power stations and distribution networks are vulnerable to storms, flooding and heatwaves caused by climate change, says the World Energy Council, a group of prominent energy companies.

Experts point to the effects of Hurricane Sandy in New York to show that these effects will be felt even in the most modern of cities.

The impacts are not limited to the developing world, where most of the serious consequences of climate change are expected to wreak havoc.

When energy systems fail, the knock-on effects on other aspects of modern infrastructure – from water and sewage to transport and health – can be catastrophic.

The Guardian: Fiona Harvey: 1 Oct 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/01/worlds-energy-systems-at-risk-from-global-warming-say-leading-firms

Key Words: Climate Change, risks
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