Global Warming Disturb Internet Connection

Internet access via Wi-Fi connections, hot spots, broadband and other communication-related threat of global warming unless some action is taken to protect them from temperatures continue to rise and weather gets worse.

According to Caroline Spelman, Minister of Environment UK, higher temperatures can reduce the distance the signal beam wireless communication devices. The rain storms can affect the reliability of the device in the capture signal. Wetter winters will also cause landslides, damaging the stake, as well as underground cables.

The threat posed by climate change on the Internet and telephone access is a rare occurrence and only developed countries that experienced more severe impact. In developing countries alone, a greater risk posed by climate change is flooding, droughts, and rising water level.

"If climate change threatens the quality of the signal or you do not get a signal due to extreme fluctuations in temperature, then you will incur a loss. This is very urgent for us to overcome," Caroline Spelman said, quoted by the Guardian, Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

"Imagine if at the time an emergency condition, internet connection or telecommunications were cut off," said Caroline Spelman.

Caroline Spelman said the report prepared, it was concluded that the infrastructure, from roads and railways, electricity supply sources to the water supply source, should be made more resilient to climate change.

More detail, the report concludes, electrical cable network should be strengthened to prevent damage, the road must be coated with a protective surface for the asphalt does not melt, and the trains should be made more resistant to heat so as not curved.

The government itself, says Spelman, acknowledged that climate change impacts on telecommunications is not well understood. But a report prepared showed a number of potential risk. Besides the impact on coverage and reliability, the warmer temperatures and more intense storms that could potentially lead to the communication infrastructure have flooded or damaged by falling trees are uprooted.

In the report, researchers also predicted that changes in the growth of trees can affect how the radio waves move.