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Working Group 5 of Technical Committee D.2 on Road Pavements
World Road Association (PIARC)
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jean-rene BERRENGER
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Dealing with the effects of climate change on road pavements

The majority of the scientific community is in agreement that increasing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases as a direct result of human activity is causing a global change in climate. Between 1906 and 2005, the global average near-surface air temperature increased by 0.74°C. It is expected that global average near –surface air temperature will further increase in the years to come, despite efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through mitigation actions.