Measuring the impacts of climate change on North Carolina coastal resources

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Dr.. Christopher F. Dumas, Professor of Economics (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Abstract: Current scientific research shows that the global sea level is expected to rise significantly over the next century. The relatively dense development and abundant economic activity along much of the U.S. coastline is vulnerable to risk of coastal flooding, shoreline erosion and storm damages. In this study we examine the impacts of climate change on North Carolina coastal resources. We consider three important areas of the coastal economy: the impacts of sea-level rise on the coastal real estate market, the impacts of sea-level rise on coastal recreation and tourism and the impacts of tropical storms and hurricanes on business activity. Our baseline year is 2004. All the impacts in this study are measured in 2004 U.S. dollars.

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Okmyung, B., Dumas, C., Poulter, B., & Whitehead, J. (2007, March 15.) Prepared for the National Commission on Energy Policy. Retrieved from
Language: English
Date: 2009
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Coast changes – North Carolina – Forecasting
Coast changes – North Carolina – Economic aspects
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Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects – North Carolina – Forecasting
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