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Issues on Coastal Safety

Sea-level rise and extreme weather conditions

Coastal systems are increasingly vulnerable to flooding due to the combined influence of coastal storms, development and population growth, geomorphic change, and sea level rise. Many factors, most of them well-known, play a role: CO2 production is too high, population density in coastal areas is increasing and vulnerable areas are increasingly developed.

Global wave heights from ERA-Interim analysis, Green dots = low waves (wave height < 2 m) Orange dots=moderate waves (wave heigth 2 - 8 m) Red dots = high waves (wave height > 8 m)

From IPCC 5 report

Global mean sea level rise