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

Show simple item record Hinkel, J. Aerts, J.C.J.H. Brown, S. Jiménez, J.A. Lincke, D. Nicholls, R.J. Scussolini, P. Sanchez-Arcilla, A. Vafeidis, A. Addo, K.A. 2018-09-14T10:50:44Z 2018-09-14T10:50:44Z 2018
dc.identifier.other doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0176-z
dc.description.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 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. © 2018 The Publisher. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Nature Publishing Group en_US
dc.title The ability of societies to adapt to twenty-first-century sea-level rise en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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