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FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1997
SEA LEVEL: SEA LEVEL IMPACTS AND ADAPTATION
for Sea-Level Rise and Shore Protection under Climate Uncertainty,"
G. Yohe (Dept. Econ., Wesleyan Univ., Middletown CT 06459), J. Neumann,
Clim. Change, 37(1), 243-270, Sep. 1997.
As large as the uncertainty over the future trajectory of greenhouse
induced sea level rise may be, this review suggests that it can be
accommodated by only small modifications in the current procedures, if the
underlying policies of protection and/or systematic abandonment have
Coastal Wetlands Despite Sea Level Rise," Working Group on Sea Level
Rise and Wetland Systems, Eos, Trans. Amer. Geophys Union, 78(25),
257, 260-261, June 24, 1997.
Summarizes how ten years of research in the wetlands of the Gulf of
Mexico and the Atlantic coast of North America provide insight to guide
conservation efforts in the face of natural or human-induced sea level
Responses to Sea Level Rise in California," A. Constable (Dept.
Sociol., Calif. Lutheran Univ., Thousand Oaks CA 91360), M.D. Van Arsdol
et al., World Resource Review, 9(1), 32-45, Mar. 1997.
Describes populations potentially affected by sea level rise in
California coastal counties over the period 1970 to 2040. Specifies sea
level rise scenarios for Ventura County on the south coast, and outlines
stakeholders who may support or oppose policies that expose populations to
sea level rise.
Large-Scale Environmental Migrations be Predicted?" B.R. Döös
(Global Environ. Mgmt., Jordangasse 7/13, A-1010 Wien, Austria), Global
Environ. Change, 7(1), 41-61, Apr. 1997.
The increasing degradation of the global environment can be expected to
lead to increasing numbers of environmental refugees during the next few
decades. Emphasizes two particular problems, the declining availability of
food per capita in the developing world, and migration from low lying
coastal areas driven by rising sea level. For these problems there are
compelling reasons to believe migrations can be predicted with sufficient
reliability to motivate implementation of mitigation measures. So far, the
more developed countries have demonstrated little interest and imagination
in the possible occurrences and consequences of migrations, appearing to
believe the problem can be solved simply by sharpening their immigration
Level," D.J. Reed (Louisiana Univ. Marine Consortium, 8124 Hwy. 56,
Chauvin LA 70344), Progress in Phys. Geog., 20(4),
482-486, Dec. 1996.
The first of three annual reports on sea level, each with a different
emphasis. This report focuses on assessments of the impact of sea level
rise on contemporary geomorphic systems, and discusses some of the
socioeconomic aspects of these impacts.
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