Journal article

The social values at risk from sea-level rise

Sonia Graham, Jon Barnett, Ruth Fincher, Anna Hurlimann, Colette Mortreux, Elissa Waters

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REVIEW | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2013

Abstract

Analysis of the risks of sea-level rise favours conventionally measured metrics such as the area of land that may be subsumed, the numbers of properties at risk, and the capital values of assets at risk. Despite this, it is clear that there exist many less material but no less important values at risk from sea-level rise. This paper re-theorises these multifarious social values at risk from sea-level rise, by explaining their diverse nature, and grounding them in the everyday practices of people living in coastal places. It is informed by a review and analysis of research on social values from within the fields of social impact assessment, human geography, psychology, decision analysis, and ..

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