Global climate change
There is already an extensive literature on global climate change, not least that associated with the web site of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (http://126.96.36.199/). Wikipedia also has an extensive collection of articles about the IPCC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPCC) as well as many contributions (including contentious views) on global warming (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming) and climate change (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change).
Consideration should be given to looking at the implications more specifically for European coasts and seas. We know for example that the combined effects of land claim and sea level rise have resulted in a loss of salt marsh in southeast England. This has in turn resulted in policy initiatives including managed realignment. To what extent is our European experience matched by other geographical areas?
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