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Adaptation to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: The Case by Sebastian Weissenberger, Omer Chouinard

By Sebastian Weissenberger, Omer Chouinard

The ebook offers a concise and interdisciplinary outlook at the affects of weather swap on coastal components and the way coastal groups adapt to them. the 1st bankruptcy analyses how sea point upward push, altering ocean stipulations, or elevated weather variability and the socio-environmental context of the coastal sector ends up in weak groups. the second one bankruptcy addresses variation thoughts and instruments, and offers a few examples in their software around the globe. The 3rd bankruptcy describes participative motion study tasks undertaken in New Brunswick and the way this group dependent technique has enabled groups to extend their weather resilience.

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New Orleans is not an isolated example, development in low-lying floodland is being undertaken in many of the world’s cities, like in the Plaine du Cul de Sac adjacent to Port-au-Prince in Haiti or on the Cap-Vert peninsula harbouring Senegal’s capital Dakar. In Dakar, due to the prolonged Sahel drought, floods have been rare in the last decades and newly arrived population is unaware of the risk (Noblet 2013). In the case of Port-au-Prince, the flood risk has been well mapped, including LiDAR models and quarters like Cité Soleil are regularly inundated.

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