Health Impacts of Sea-Level Rise

Cindy L. Parker

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Abstract

There is no doubt that human-caused climate change is causing sea-level rise. In some places, such as along parts of the East Coast of the United States, sea-level rise is combining with land subsidence to worsen the problem. Climate change and sea-level rise are both considered "risk amplifiers" for health impacts, meaning that few health impacts are caused solely by climate change or sea-level rise. Instead, myriad health risks are made worse by different aspects of climate change. This article will focus on health impacts worsened by sea-level rise, by itself and in conjunction with other aspects of climate change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-12
Number of pages5
JournalPlanning and Environmental Law
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Law

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