Global Study Finds Planners Using Wide Variety of Sea-Level Rise Projections – Utah State

Daniella Hirschfeld

A global survey led by Daniella Hirschfeld and David Behar found widespread acknowledgment of sea-level rise threats among coastal managers, yet revealed diverse projection methods with no global standard. Despite 72% of respondents integrating sea-level rise projections into planning, many developing countries lag behind, highlighting an urgent need for better collaboration and standards. The study underscores the necessity for policymakers to grasp the significance of diverse projections, emphasizing the crucial link between science and effective coastal adaptation planning.

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