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Climate change and ports in America’s Gulf Coast: Planning for change

ByMICHAEL J. SAVONIS, ALAN MEYERS, JOANNE R. POTTER

This chapter provides the results of an important case study that examined in some detail how a changing climate will affect transportation services in US states bordering on the Gulf of Mexico. It provides a focus on ports and waterways as these are crucial elements of goods movements. While the lessons learned from this examination are specifi c to the Gulf Coast, other ports around the world will face similar challenges as further disruptions to the climate are realized.