At the present, human have to face the problem of greenhouse effect and global change. The great change of global climate and environment which may occur in future 10 to 100 years will make many existing railway lines suffered from degradation of glaciers and permafrost and rising of sea level and to on. Based on avaliable information, the paper reviews the effect of degadation of glaciers and permafrost on railways.
Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology
climate warming, degradation of glaciers and permafrost, rising of sea level, railway