Frontiers in Environmental Science
[Scholarcy Abstract] The rates of sea level rise in coastal Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay significantly exceed the global rate and weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation adds to the annual rates.
The original vision was to enhance future resilience of Low-Elevation Coastal Zone communities by advancing understandings and approaches to better anticipate and mitigate hazards to human health, safety and welfare and reduce deleterious impacts to coastal residents and industries. The goal of the thematic Research Topic has been to assemble interdisciplinary papers that contribute to better understanding of the couplings among physical, ecological, socioeconomic, management and policy factors involved for different regions and under contrasting environmental conditions. The finding that nearly ten percent of the US population is at risk from coastal flooding by severe storms and sea level rise highlights the need for improved adaptation measures. The rates of sea level rise in coastal Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay significantly exceed the global rate and weakening of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation adds to the annual rates. Many Australian estuaries have been degraded by human activity and are threatened by climate change. Ten Caribbean small-island developing states were studied with respect to sustainability of their water-energy-food nexus with climate change.
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Original Publication Citation
Wright, L. D., Allen, T., Caruson, K., Alain, H., & Syvitski, J. (2023). Anticipating and adapting to the impacts of climate change on low elevation coastal zone (LECZ) communities [Editorial]. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 11, 1-2, Article 1284099. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2023.1284099
Wright, Lynn Donelson; Allen, Thomas; Caruson, Kiki; Hénaff, Alain; and Syvitski, Jaia, "Anticipating and Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change on Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ) Communities" (2023). Political Science & Geography Faculty Publications. 60.