Human impacts and changes in the coastal waters of south China.

@article{Wang2016HumanIA,
  title={Human impacts and changes in the coastal waters of south China.},
  author={Linlin Wang and Qiang Li and Hongsheng Bi and Xian-zhong Mao},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2016},
  volume={562},
  pages={
          108-114
        }
}
Human impact on the environment remains at the center of the debate on global environmental change. Using the Hong Kong-Shenzhen corridor in south China as an example, we present evidence that rapid urbanization and economic development in coastal areas were the dominant factors causing rapid changes in coastal waters. From 1990 to 2012, coastal seawater temperature increased ~0.060°C per year, sea level rose 4.4mm per year and pH decreased from 8.2 to 7.7, much faster than global averages. In… CONTINUE READING
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