Island outlook: Warm and swampy

Hubbard, D., Gischler, E., Davies, P., Montaggioni, L., Camoin, G., Dullo, Wolf-Christian, Storlazzi, C., Field, M., Fletcher, C., Grossman, E., Sheppard, C., Lescinsky, H., Fenner, D., McManus, J. and Scheffers, S. (2014) Island outlook: Warm and swampy Science, 345 (6203). p. 1461. DOI 10.1126/science.345.6203.1461-a.

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In his In Depth News story “Warming may not swamp islands” (1 August, p. 496), C. Pala argues that “coral reefs supporting sandy atoll islands will grow and rise in tandem with the sea,” based largely on studies that showed stable Pacific-island area over recent decades (1–4). He suggests that recent land losses are driven mostly by bad choices and that islanders are being affected “for the same reason as millions of people on the continents: because they live too close to shore.” We disagree with these conclusions.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000341752900029
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Refereed: Yes
DOI etc.: 10.1126/science.345.6203.1461-a
ISSN: 0036-8075
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2014 10:37
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 11:32

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