Effects Of Climate Change On Transportation Are Not Always Obvious, Immediate : NPR

Wildfire recently closed I-70 through Colorado for two weeks. It burned steep slopes above the highway, so future closures are likely due to rockfall and mudslides from climate change driven storms.



STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Some of the effects of climate change are obvious and immediate – more intense wildfires, for example, which means more widespread destruction and heavier lingering smoke on the West Coast, not to mention the rest of the country. Other effects are more subtle and persistent, like an interstate highway that could see ongoing closures for years to come. Colorado Public Radio’s Dan Boyce takes us to a burned over narrow canyon now vulnerable to dangerous rockfall and mudslides.

DAN BOYCE, BYLINE: Summer 2020 was going gangbusters for Steve Nieslanik.

STEVE NIESLANIK: Prior to the canyon closing was the best five weeks we ever had.

BOYCE: He owns an Indian restaurant called Masala and Curry in the

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