The other side of sea level change

  title={The other side of sea level change},
  author={Matthias Prange and Thomas Wilke and Frank P. Wesselingh},
  journal={Communications Earth \& Environment},
Water levels in inland seas and lakes globally will drop, often dramatically, over the 21st century in response to climate change. Based on the case of the Caspian Sea, we argue for a concerted campaign to raise awareness of threats to people, biodiversity and geopolitical stability. 
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  • Z. R. Gapizov
  • Political Science
    Исторический журнал: научные исследования
  • 2022
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