Costing 21st Century coastal flooding

Costing 21st Century coastal flooding

There are 1 comment on the Earth Times story from Feb 5, 2014, titled Costing 21st Century coastal flooding. In it, Earth Times reports that:

So many cities worldwide are threatened by sea-level rise, resulting from greenhouse gas effect.

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#1 Feb 5, 2014
From the pnas paper: Coastal flood damages are expected to increase significantly during the 21st century as sea levels rise and socioeconomic development increases the number of people and value of assets in the coastal floodplain. Estimates of future damages and adaptation costs are essential for supporting efforts to reduce emissions driving sea-level rise as well as for designing strategies to adapt to increasing coastal flood risk. This paper presents such estimates derived by taking into account a wide range of uncertainties in socioeconomic development, sea-level rise, continental topography data, population data, and adaptation strategies.

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