Abstract

Climate change and resulting sea level rise will cause risk from coastal storms to increase throughout this century. Aggressive implementation of emissions reduction policies would significantly limit the risk but in any event, planning for comprehensive adaptation is necessary. Past experience with long term planning to reduce vulnerability and exposure along the coast shows a significant shortfall between the need to reduce risk and the implementation of appropriate policies. A new approach to public policy in this arena should be a priority for policy makers.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1944-768X
Print ISSN
0037-783X
Pages
pp. 673-680
Launched on MUSE
2015-12-14
Open Access
No
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