Coastal systems and low-lying areas

  title={Coastal systems and low-lying areas},
  author={R. Nicholls and P. P. Wong and V. R. Burket and J. Codignotto and J. Hay and R. Mclean and S. Ragoonaden and C. Woodroffe},
Since the IPCC Third Assessment Report (TAR), our understanding of the implications of climate change for coastal systems and low-lying areas (henceforth referred to as ‘coasts’) has increased substantially and six important policy-relevant messages have emerged. Coasts are experiencing the adverse consequences of hazards related to climate and sea level (very high confidence). Coasts are highly vulnerable to extreme events, such as storms, which impose substantial costs on coastal societies [6… Expand
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