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Climate Change by Kaufaui Vincent Wong

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Chapter 7

Mitigation and AdaptationResponses to Sea LevelRise

7.1 Introduction

The Netherlands is known throughout the world as one nation that has held back the sea successfully. The knowledge and expertise of their engineers as well as their urban and regional planners need to be respected. Certain countries like the Netherlands and Singapore are more advanced than others in taking steps because their citizens have witnessed the land slowly disappearing under water. Others like the United States, where climate change has been mired in politics, have been slow to react.

One publication opines that if the seas rise by 9 m, as early as 2100, and certainly by 2200 or 2300 [1], the glamorous cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, of the wealthy United ...

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