Impact details: migration

impact chain for tropical coastal areas / sea-level rise (click nodes to view details):
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Wetzel, F. T., Kissling, W. D., Beissmann, H., & Penn, D. J. (2012). Future climate change driven sea-level rise: secondary consequences from human displacement for island biodiversity. Global Change Biology, 18(9), 2707-2719. Southeast Asia People will have to migrate due to the fact that coastal areas will get inundated and they will have to shift their agricultural activities elsewhere. Approximately 3-32% of island coastal zones could be lost (primary effects) leading to the migration of 8-52 million people. Findings show that primary and secondary SLR effects can have enormous consequences for human inhabitants and island biodiversity, and consequently, both need to be incorporated into ecological risk assessment, conservation, and regional planning.

Jallow, B. P., Toure, S., Barrow, M. M., & Mathieu, A. A. (1999). Coastal zone of The Gambia and the Abidjan region in Cote d'Ivoire: sea level rise vulnerability, response strategies, and adaptation options. Climate Research, 12, 129-136. West Africa: The Gambia and Cote d'Ivoire The entire population of Banjul (42 000 inhabitants), people living in the eastern parts of Bakau and Cape St. Mary, and the swampy parts of Old Jeswang, Kanifing Industrial Estate, Eboe Town, Tallinding Kunjang, Fagikunda, and Abuko will be displaced. The scenarios considered are the current rate of sea level rise of 0.2 (no acceleration), 0.5, and 1.0 m by the end of the century. 1. Public awareness and outreach activities to inform the public about the risks associated with SLR; 2. Increase coastal infrastructure and enforce planning and building regulations; 3. Wetland preservation; 4. Coastal zone management

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