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The question - Climate change

This week Atkins warned of the impact of climate change on London's transport infrastructure. How do you think climate change will affect your travel habits in the future?

The biggest impact on my travel habits from climate change will be the increased frequency of extreme weather events. Our rail service is generally quite reliable but the one thing that really disrupts the system is an autumn gale, bringing down trees and power lines. But working in an office barely 10m above sea level I will probably have more pressing concerns from climate change than how to get home.

Luckily my desk is on the first floor.

Alasdair Massie, 42, senior engineer, Cambridge The London Underground has always been hot, airless and prone to breakdowns in the summer. It is also only a matter of time before greater extremes of weather cause inundation of the system. I still remember standing on the Embankment at Westminster during a storm surge and seeing the river above path level. It was just a tad away from overtopping the defences.

Philip Norris, 60, managing director, Tutbury Those of us working in older buildings with poor heating and air conditioning, will find it difficult to work at certain times of the day, particularly in the summer.

Either we will move to increased home working - or move to different working hours of earlier or later starts and finishes.

Rob Andrew, 40, policy manager, Cornwall Based on this morning's experience as we come into winter Network Rail has a new method of keeping passengers warm. They send two carriages where there are normally four - thus we all huddle together and it is very warm and cosy.

Mike Jackson, 48, technical director, Sale I already have a down payment on a yacht and an option on three tons of baked beans just in case there are only light winds.

That will get me to where I need to go. Any surplus and I can sell natural gas to the highest bidder.

Andrew Worby, 56, civil engineer/solicitor, Bath The warmest October day on record saw Brighton Beach packed with half term tourists, good news for the local tourist industry. Perhaps the change in weather will see fewer people flying abroad to find the sun, which will in itself help reduce carbon emissions.

Charles Brewerton, project engineer, Brighton I travel to work in an ageing large Citroen which is referred to as an old barge by most of my colleagues. Consequently I don't anticipate any change to my travel habits as flooding becomes more prevalent.

Mat Toy, 40, principal engineer, South East My travelling conditions are already poor and, with forecast increases in journey numbers, will get worse. The solution is more trains and more new lines. The odd hot day would be acceptable if seats were available and we were not packed like cattle into badly ventilated trains.

Allan Howlett, principal project manager, London It is difficult to see how climate change will affect on my travel habits. My most regular journeys are to and from work, accomplished using the most environmentally friendly mode of transport I know, Shanks' Pony.

Robert Pike, 43, project manager, Exeter

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