A global ranking of port cities with high exposure to climate extremes

@article{Hanson2011AGR,
  title={A global ranking of port cities with high exposure to climate extremes},
  author={Susan E. Hanson and Robert J. Nicholls and Nicola Ranger and St{\'e}phane Hallegatte and Jan Corfee-Morlot and Celine Herweijer and Jean Ch{\^a}teau},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  year={2011},
  volume={104},
  pages={89-111}
}
This paper presents a first estimate of the exposure of the world’s large port cities (population exceeding one million inhabitants in 2005) to coastal flooding due to sea-level rise and storm surge now and in the 2070s, taking into account scenarios of socio-economic and climate changes. The analysis suggests that about 40 million people (0.6% of the global population or roughly 1 in 10 of the total port city population in the cities considered) are currently exposed to a 1 in 100 year coastal… 

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