Climate change migration from low-lying small island communities

King, David, and Smithers, Scott G. (2009) Climate change migration from low-lying small island communities. In: Asrar, Ghassem, R., (ed.) Climate Sense. Tudor Rose Publishing, Leicester, UK, pp. 50-52.

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Climate change research has recorded increases in surface temperatures and evidence of sea-level rise. While there is great debate about climate change projections, problems of sea level inundation have already been experienced in low-lying small islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Sea flooding in these communities has initially occurred as storm surges from hurricanes, cyclones and distant storms accompanied by high tides, producing episodes of intense inundation and erosion. It has taken the momentum of evidence during this decade to move governments and institutions to acknowledge the need for adaptive action, although much of the human population remains largely unaware. Making people aware of the changing environment and climate requires a number of complex processes.

Item ID: 8025
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-92-63-11043-5
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2010 05:27
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050210 Pacific Peoples Environmental Knowledge @ 50%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040604 Natural Hazards @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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