Stormsmart coasts in action: Two case studies of local level climate change adaptation

Hirschfeld, Daniella (2010) Stormsmart coasts in action: Two case studies of local level climate change adaptation. In: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society , June 13-16, 2010 ,Wilmington, North Carolina,

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Abstract

Coastal communities throughout the United States have dealt with the devastating effects of storms for centuries, however today’s threats are greater due to three factors. First, the population along the coastline has grown, and is projected to increase.i Additionally, past land use management decisions in the coastal zone have rarely led to the greatest protection from threats. Finally, climate change is predicted to affect coastal areas by accelerating current sea level rise rates and possibly increasing storm intensity.ii These factors compounded together mean that coastal communities are facing a very dangerous situation that threatens economies and human life. (PDF contains 4 pages)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Stormsmart coasts in action: Two case studies of local level climate change adaptation
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Hirschfeld, DaniellaDaniella.Hirschfeld@state.ma.us
Date: 2010
Funders: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. EPA Coastal Management Branch, U.S. Geolgocial Survey, NOAA Sea Grant
Event Title: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Event Dates: June 13-16, 2010
Issuing Agency: The Coastal Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: TCS22
Subjects: Atmospheric Sciences
Planning
Item ID: 3915
Depositing User: Cynthia Murray
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 21:26
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:49
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3915

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