Will sea level rise drown our coastal cities?

City Beautiful
Dec 14, 2017

Sea level rise viewer (U.S. only, sorry international plan fans): https://coast.noaa.gov/slr/

Sea level rise could submerge land currently home to up to 760 million people worldwide if global temperatures rise 4 degrees celsius by the year 2100. So what are cities and city planners going to do to minimize the potential devastation?

Resources on this topic:

Brecht, H., Dasgupta, S., Laplante, B., Murray, S., & Wheeler, D. (2012). Sea-Level Rise and Storm Surges: High Stakes for a Small Number of Developing Countries. The Journal of Environment & Development, 21(1), 120–138. https://doi.org/10.1177/1070496511433601
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/

“Climate change crusade goes local” By Doug Struck
https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment

Hauer, M. E., Evans, J. M., & Mishra, D. R. (2016). Millions projected to be at risk from sea-level rise in the continental United States. Nature Climate Change, 6(7), 691–695. https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2961

“9 Popular Cities Losing War with Rising Seas”
https://www.seeker.com/9-popular-citi

“Shanghai Struggles to Save Itself From the Sea” by Coco Liu
http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2011/09/

“From Miami to Shanghai: 3C of warming will leave world cities below sea level” by Jonathan Watts
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/20

“The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global warming” by Josh Holder, Niko Kommenda, and Jonathan Watts
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng

“Mapping Choices: Carbon, Climate, and Rising Seas, Our Global Legacy” by Climate Central
http://sealevel.climatecentral.org/up

“The Rise of Resilience: Linking Resilience and Sustainability in City Planning” by Timon McPhearson
https://static1.squarespace.com/stati

“Shanghai takes measures against rising sea levels”
https://gbtimes.com/shanghai-takes-me

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