Island outlook: Warm and swampy

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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 (14). 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.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Island outlook: Warm and swampy
Series title Science
DOI 10.1126/science.345.6203.1461-a
Volume 345
Issue 6203
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher AAAS
Contributing office(s) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 1 p.
First page 1461
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