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Sea-level-rise impacts

Questioning inevitable migration

It is assumed that sea-level rise due to climate change will be so severe that those living near sea level will be forced to relocate. However, new research around a series of islands that have suffered subsidence due to a recent earthquake suggests that instead, island residents remain and use a range of strategies to adapt to regular flooding.

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Kniveton, D. Questioning inevitable migration. Nature Clim Change 7, 548–549 (2017).

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