Details: increased vulnerability of coastal communities

impact chain for tropical coastal areas / sea-level rise (click nodes to view details):
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Nunn, P. D., & Mimura, N. (1997). Vulnerability of South Pacific island nations to sea-level rise. Journal of coastal research, 133-151. Pacific / Pacific Islands The effects of inundation and shore erosion due to SLR have been exacerbated on many coasts by the clearance of coastal vegetation, particularly mangroves, the mining of sand, and construction of other artificial structures without a clear understanding of coastal dynamics. Coastal ecosystems can act as a shield for the shoreline against climatic hazards, but as sea-level rises the protective functions tend to decrease. -

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