Impact details: land loss

impact chain for sea-level rise (click any node to view details):
Land loss describes the decrease of land area that is permanently lost through sea-level rise and other factors, which prohibit its utilisation. Sea-level rise effects inundations of wide landscapes and, accordingly, large numbers of people and significant economic activities are exposed to coastal land loss. Outer boundaries of wetlands are estimated to erode; previously dry land and coastal landscape could be flooded and converted to open water. In other cases degradation may be the reason of land loss. Droughts and water stock reduction, for example, could lead to loss of farmland and grassland and, therefore, to land loss in the context of economic utilisation.
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potential land loss (%): 1m SLR
potential land loss (%): 2m SLR
potential land loss (ha): 1m SLR
potential land loss (ha): 2m SLR