The article “Understanding the Drivers of Coastal Flood Exposure and Risk From 1860 to 2100” was published in Earth’s Future.
Here are the take-home messages:
- 20th century coastal exposure and risk is almost completely attributable to socie-econmoic development
- For 21st century this changes: climate induced sea-level rise can become the main driver of coastal exposure and risk
- Coastal adaptation is a crucial driver for coastal risk – global mitigation policy needs to be complemented by local coastal management