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

Author
Hinkel, J.; Aerts, J.; Brown, S.; Jimenez, J.A.; Sanchez-arcilla, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Nature climate change
Date of publication
2018-06
Volume
8
Number
7
First page
570
Last page
578
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0176-z Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/120326 Open in new window
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326008509_The_ability_of_societies_to_adapt_to_twenty-first-century_sea-level_rise Open in new window
URL
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0176-z Open in new window
Abstract
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 engineeri...
Citation
Hinkel, J., Aerts, J., Brown, S., Jimenez, J.A., Sanchez-arcilla, A. The ability of societies to adapt to twenty-first-century sea-level rise. "Nature climate change", Juny 2018, vol. 8, núm. 7, p. 570-578.
Keywords
adaptation, adaptation barriers, adaptation finance, adaptation limits, coast, coastal flood risk, sea-level rise, social conflicts
Group of research
LIM/UPC - Maritime Engineering Laboratory

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