The rising tide: assessing the risks of climate change and human settlements in low elevation coastal zones

@article{Mcgranahan2007TheRT,
  title={The rising tide: assessing the risks of climate change and human settlements in low elevation coastal zones},
  author={Gordon Mcgranahan and Deborah Balk and Bridget Anderson},
  journal={Environment \& Urbanization},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={17 - 37}
}
Settlements in coastal lowlands are especially vulnerable to risks resulting from climate change, yet these lowlands are densely settled and growing rapidly. In this paper, we undertake the first global review of the population and urban settlement patterns in the Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ), defined here as the contiguous area along the coast that is less than 10 metres above sea level. Overall, this zone covers 2 per cent of the world's land area but contains 10 per cent of the world's… 

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