Pacific Island Countries: An Early Warning of Climate Change Impacts. / Devadason, Caroline Anitha; Jackson, Luke; Cole, Jennifer.

Oxford UK : Oxford Martin School, Oxford University, 2019. 42 p.

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Pacific Island Countries: An Early Warning of Climate Change Impacts. / Devadason, Caroline Anitha; Jackson, Luke; Cole, Jennifer.

Oxford UK : Oxford Martin School, Oxford University, 2019. 42 p.

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Devadason CA, Jackson L, Cole J. Pacific Island Countries: An Early Warning of Climate Change Impacts. Oxford UK: Oxford Martin School, Oxford University, 2019. 42 p.

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Devadason, Caroline Anitha ; Jackson, Luke ; Cole, Jennifer. / Pacific Island Countries: An Early Warning of Climate Change Impacts. Oxford UK : Oxford Martin School, Oxford University, 2019. 42 p.

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title = "Pacific Island Countries:: An Early Warning of Climate Change Impacts",
abstract = "Pacific Island Countries (PICs), most of which are small independent island states, are on the frontline of the threat from anthropogenic climate change. Direct impacts such as damage to property and risk to human health from extreme weather events, as well as indirect effects through long-term inundation, salination of inland water courses, reduction in economicproductivityand increasing stress upon their health and governance systems, all threaten significant impacts on economic development and human well-being.Anthropogenic global warming threatens to inundate coastal regions, contributing to land loss and altering PIC ecosystems. Changing precipitation patterns impact the replenishment of freshwater reserves, exacerbating resource challenges already strained by population rise, agriculture and urbanisation. The degradation of natural environments by strip mining, deforestation and other destructive processes have resulted in biodiversity loss and have altered the diets and food systems of local inhabitants. But, it is through water that environmental change exerts its most immediate impacts.PICs have contributed the least towards climate change, yet feel its effects on their land and livelihoods, especially in the areas of fisheries, agriculture and tourism. The geographical remoteness and limited human capital of many of these islands afford them little agency. However, the large proportion of their, albeit small, populations and critical infrastructure located in low-elevation coastal zones (land adjacent to the coast within 10 metres above sea level) offer potential early warnings of future challenges likely to be faced by larger island nations, and of all nations with a high proportion of coastal land, as sea levels continue to rise.",
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N2 - Pacific Island Countries (PICs), most of which are small independent island states, are on the frontline of the threat from anthropogenic climate change. Direct impacts such as damage to property and risk to human health from extreme weather events, as well as indirect effects through long-term inundation, salination of inland water courses, reduction in economicproductivityand increasing stress upon their health and governance systems, all threaten significant impacts on economic development and human well-being.Anthropogenic global warming threatens to inundate coastal regions, contributing to land loss and altering PIC ecosystems. Changing precipitation patterns impact the replenishment of freshwater reserves, exacerbating resource challenges already strained by population rise, agriculture and urbanisation. The degradation of natural environments by strip mining, deforestation and other destructive processes have resulted in biodiversity loss and have altered the diets and food systems of local inhabitants. But, it is through water that environmental change exerts its most immediate impacts.PICs have contributed the least towards climate change, yet feel its effects on their land and livelihoods, especially in the areas of fisheries, agriculture and tourism. The geographical remoteness and limited human capital of many of these islands afford them little agency. However, the large proportion of their, albeit small, populations and critical infrastructure located in low-elevation coastal zones (land adjacent to the coast within 10 metres above sea level) offer potential early warnings of future challenges likely to be faced by larger island nations, and of all nations with a high proportion of coastal land, as sea levels continue to rise.

AB - Pacific Island Countries (PICs), most of which are small independent island states, are on the frontline of the threat from anthropogenic climate change. Direct impacts such as damage to property and risk to human health from extreme weather events, as well as indirect effects through long-term inundation, salination of inland water courses, reduction in economicproductivityand increasing stress upon their health and governance systems, all threaten significant impacts on economic development and human well-being.Anthropogenic global warming threatens to inundate coastal regions, contributing to land loss and altering PIC ecosystems. Changing precipitation patterns impact the replenishment of freshwater reserves, exacerbating resource challenges already strained by population rise, agriculture and urbanisation. The degradation of natural environments by strip mining, deforestation and other destructive processes have resulted in biodiversity loss and have altered the diets and food systems of local inhabitants. But, it is through water that environmental change exerts its most immediate impacts.PICs have contributed the least towards climate change, yet feel its effects on their land and livelihoods, especially in the areas of fisheries, agriculture and tourism. The geographical remoteness and limited human capital of many of these islands afford them little agency. However, the large proportion of their, albeit small, populations and critical infrastructure located in low-elevation coastal zones (land adjacent to the coast within 10 metres above sea level) offer potential early warnings of future challenges likely to be faced by larger island nations, and of all nations with a high proportion of coastal land, as sea levels continue to rise.

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