Climate Dangers and Atoll Countries

  title={Climate Dangers and Atoll Countries},
  author={Jon Barnett and W. Neil Adger},
  journal={Climatic Change},
Climate change-induced sea-level rise, sea-surface warming, and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events puts the long-term ability of humans to inhabit atolls at risk. We argue that this risk constitutes a dangerous level of climatic change to atoll countries by potentially undermining their national sovereignty. We outline the novel challenges this presents to both climate change research and policy. For research, the challenge is to identify the critical thresholds of… Expand

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