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Title: Small islands
Other Titles: Climate change 2014 : impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability
Authors: Nurse, Leonard A.
McLean, Roger F.
Agard, John
Duvat-Magnan, Virginie
Pelesikoti, Netatua
Tompkins, Emma
Webb, Arthur
Briguglio, Lino
Field, Christopher B.
Barros, Vicente R.
Mach, Katherine J.
Mastrandrea, Michael D.
Keywords: States, Small
Islands -- Environmental aspects
Island ecology
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Nurse, L. A., McLean, R. F., Agard, J., Briguglio, L., Duvat-Magnan, V., Pelesikoti, N., Tompkins, E., & Webb, A. (2014). Small islands. In C. B. Field, V. R. Barros, K. Mach, & M. Mastrandrea (Eds.), Climate change 2014 : impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability (pp. 1613-1654). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Abstract: Current and future climate-related drivers of risk for small islands during the 21st century include sea level rise (SLR), tropical and extratropical cyclones, increasing air and sea surface temperatures, and changing rainfall patterns (high confidence; robust evidence, high agreement). Current impacts associated with these changes confirm findings reported on small islands from the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) and previous IPCC assessments. The future risks associated with these drivers include loss of adaptive capacity and ecosystem services critical to lives and livelihoods in small islands.
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