The British government must work quickly to make sure the country's infrastructure can withstand the environmental stress from climate change, engineers said.
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Resource-Wars/2011/02/09/Climate-puts-infrastructure-in-peril/UPI-59261297258330/#ixzz1DU2Q73Mq
Climate puts infrastructure in peril
This from the UK, but it applies globally.
What if extreme weather rendered highways and railways incapable of delivering food or fuel?