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The ability of societies to adapt to twenty-first-century sea-level rise.

Hinkel, J., Aerts, J.C.J.H., Brown, S., Jiménez, J.A., Lincke, D., Nicholls, R.J., Scussolini, P., Sanchez-Arcilla, A., Vafeidis, A. and Addo, K.A., 2018. The ability of societies to adapt to twenty-first-century sea-level rise. Nature Climate Change, 8 (7), 570 - 578.

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DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0176-z


Against the background of potentially substantial sea-level rise, one important question is to what extent are coastal societies able to adapt? This question is often answered in the negative by referring to sinking islands and submerged megacities. Although these risks are real, the picture is incomplete because it lacks consideration of adaptation. This Perspective explores societies' abilities to adapt to twenty-first-century sea-level rise by integrating perspectives from coastal engineering, economics, finance and social sciences, and provides a comparative analysis of a set of cases that vary in terms of technological limits, economic and financial barriers to adaptation and social conflicts.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:sea-level rise; adaptation; coast; coastal flood risk; adaptation finance; social conflicts; adaptation barriers; adaptation limits
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:31229
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:13 Sep 2018 11:08
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:12


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