Adaptation to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: The Case by Sebastian Weissenberger, Omer Chouinard

By Sebastian Weissenberger, Omer Chouinard

The publication presents a concise and interdisciplinary outlook at the affects of weather switch on coastal components and the way coastal groups adapt to them. the 1st bankruptcy analyses how sea point upward thrust, altering ocean stipulations, or elevated weather variability and the socio-environmental context of the coastal region results in weak groups. the second one bankruptcy addresses version ideas and instruments, and provides a few examples in their software worldwide. The 3rd bankruptcy describes participative motion learn initiatives undertaken in New Brunswick and the way this group dependent procedure has enabled groups to extend their weather resilience.

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Davis, C. , McConnell, J. , Frey, M. , & Hanna, E. (2005). Snowfall-driven growth in East Antarctic ice sheet mitigates recent sea-level rise. Science, 308, 1898–1901. Doney, S. , Fabry, V. , Feely, R. , & Kleypas, J. A. (2009). Ocean acidification: The other CO2 problem. Annual Review of Marine Science, 1, 169–192. Dove, A. D. , Powers, J. , & Sokolowsk, M. S. (2005). A prolonged thermal stress experiment on the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Journal of Shellfish Research, 24, 761–765. Drinkwater, K.

If the structure is not adequately dimensioned for future sea level rise, the risk of ending up with an ineffective dam and considerable stranded costs. • Breakwaters are wooden, stone or concrete structures destined to shield a particular zone, such as a dam, a harbour or residential areas, from direct wave 48 3 Adaptation Tools and Strategies Fig. 8 Stone jetty protecting the harbour of Stonehaven, New Brunswick, Canada. Photo S. Weissenberger, 2012 action. Their purpose is therefore not to be impermeable or high enough to resist floods.

Naish, T. , et al. (2011). High tide of the warm Pliocene: Implications of global sea level for Antarctic deglaciation. Geology. 1. Murray, T. (2006). Greenland’s ice on the scales. Nature, 443, 277–278. New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources. ). Coastal Erosion. [online] http://www2. html New Brunswick Museum. (2003). The golden age of sail. Montreal, Quebec, Thematic Tours, McCord Museum. 30 2 The Vulnerability of Coastal Zones … Orr, J. , Fabry, V. , Doney, S. , Feely, R. , et al. (2005).

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