The Projected Economic Impact of Extreme Sea-Level Rise in Seven Asian Cities in 2030
Extreme rising sea levels and flooding is a
threat to coastal cities. We selected seven
cities in Asia that are economic centers and
are located on or close to the coast to
analyze how their gross domestic product
(GDP) could potentially be impacted by
extreme coastal flooding in 2030 with the
business-as-usual (BAU) carbon-emission
scenario, also called the RCP8.5 scenario.
Our analysis suggests how the climate crisis
may affect the economies of the cities
analysed in less than one decade unless we
act immediately to achieve a rapid
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Wang, Jiao; Kim, Mikyoung
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