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Major et al. 2014

Major, D.C., D.A. Bader, R. Leichenko, K. Johnson, and M. Linkin, 2014: Projecting future insured coastal flooding damages with climate change. Rev. Environ. Energy Econ. (Re3), doi:10.7711/feemre3.2014.04.001.

Estimates of future damages from climate change in coastal areas are a topic of growing interest within the climate change research and policy communities. In an earlier paper (Major et al., 2013), a scoping methodology was presented for projecting future insured coastal zone flood damage with climate change by linking existing damage data to sea level rise (SLR) scenarios for future benchmark years. In this paper, that methodology is applied and extended to produce estimates of total insured coastal damages with climate change for the period 2025-2085 in New York State (NYS) USA. Damages due to economic growth are projected, and estimated additional damages due to climate change are then added to yield total projected insured coastal damages without further adaptation measures. After presenting estimates of total insured damages for 2025-2085 under two sea level rise scenarios, data and methodological issues related to the damage projections are discussed and the results are compared to a recent case study of the New York City metropolitan area that uses different data and methods. Conclusions and perspectives on the work are presented.

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@article{ma03210t,
  author={Major, D. C. and Bader, D. A. and Leichenko, R. and Johnson, K. and Linkin, M.},
  title={Projecting future insured coastal flooding damages with climate change},
  year={2014},
  journal={Rev. Environ. Energy Econ. (Re3)},
  doi={10.7711/feemre3.2014.04.001},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ma03210t
AU  - Major, D. C.
AU  - Bader, D. A.
AU  - Leichenko, R.
AU  - Johnson, K.
AU  - Linkin, M.
PY  - 2014
TI  - Projecting future insured coastal flooding damages with climate change
JA  - Rev. Environ. Energy Econ. (Re3)
DO  - 10.7711/feemre3.2014.04.001
ER  -

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