Adapting to Climate Change: Rising Sea Levels, Limiting Risks

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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 policymakers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalSocial Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • General Social Sciences
  • Political Science and International Relations


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