The Sea Level Rise Crisis: An Emergency for Atoll Nations

Event: Resilient Atoll Nations in Productive Oceans

The Sea Level Rise Crisis: An Emergency for Atoll Nations

28 August 2019
Author / Speaker: 
Charles Fletcher, University of Hawai’I - Email the author | Other materials by the author

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This presentation discussed why atoll nations must act now to address the urgency of sea level rise given the present rate of global warming, glacier ice melting and thermal expansion. It also discussed Hawaii's approach in assessing sea level rise vulnerability, and the adaptation measures currently in place.


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