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Climate change forcing changes to transportation industry, Pete Buttigieg says

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🗞️ Driving the news: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg highlighted that climate change is already impacting the transportation industry, referencing a fatal incident of severe turbulence on a Singapore Airlines flight

🔭 The context: Buttigieg cited extreme weather events like unprecedented heat waves and intensifying hurricane seasons as examples of climate change's effects on transportation infrastructure and safety

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: As climate change continues to produce more extreme weather, there is an urgent need to adapt transportation policies, technology, and infrastructure to ensure safety and resilience

⏭️ What's next: The U.S. will need to continuously update its transportation strategies to mitigate the growing impacts of climate change and maintain safety standards

💬 One quote: "The reality is, the effects of climate change are already upon us in terms of our transportation," said Pete Buttigieg

📈 One stat: Indications show that turbulence has increased by about 15% due to climate change

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