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Rising seas and subsiding cities

Coastal adaptation aims to reduce impacts of relative sea-level rise from climate-induced sea-level rise and land elevation changes. Now, a global projection of relative sea-level rise to 2050 suggests the critical role of managing land subsidence for coastal cities on sinking deltas.

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Fig. 1: Strengthening protection of subsiding coastal areas in Jakarta.


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Mimura, N. Rising seas and subsiding cities. Nat. Clim. Chang. 11, 296–297 (2021).

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