February 28, 2007
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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 5, MAY 1993
IMPACTS: SEA LEVEL RISE
Sea-Level Rise and
Coastal Management Policies in the United States (ENR92-12), B. Noble, 1992,
$5. Discussion paper from Resources for the Future--Publications, 1616 P St. NW,
Washington DC 20036 (202-328-5086).
Reviews coastal development policies and assesses how these policies, and
the decisions that result from them, support or undermine efforts to deal
effectively and responsibly with a possible sea level rise.
Sea Level Rise in the
U.K., Aug. 1992. Contact Friends of the Earth-U.K., 26-28 Underwood St.,
London N1 7JQ, U.K. (fax: 071-490-0881).
Conducted by the University of East Anglia, this study combined sea level
projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with sea level data
from 25 sites around Britain. Flood frequency is expected to increase
significantly in coastal areas; several towns could experience annual floods by
the end of the next century. A policy of prevention rather than adaptation is
Protection: English Nature's Rationale, Objectives and Practical Recommendations,
Oct. 1992. Contact English Nature, Northminster Hse., Peterborough PE1 1UA, UK.
English Nature has begun the first experiment in the managed "retreat"
of Britain's coastline, in the salt marshes of Essex. The responses being
considered by Essex, where sinking land is causing 3-5 centimeter increases in
tide levels each year, must be considered by other coastal communities because
of expected rise from global warming. (See New Scientist article, p. 5,
Oct. 17, 1992.)
Global Climate Change
and the Rising Challenge of the Sea, report of the IPCC Coastal Zone
Management Subgroup, 1992. Contact Ministry of Transport, Public Works &
Water Mgmt., POB 20907, 2500 EX The Hague, Neth.
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