Figure 6-1: The role of
adaptation in reducing potential impacts in the coastal zone from global temperature
increase and sea-level rise to the year 2100. The bottom panel is a schematic
that shows the increasing cost or loss to an economic sector, ecosytem, or country.
The area shown by cross-hatch indicates the range of possible impacts and how
net impact can be reduced with adaptation. Stipple within the cross-hatched areas
indicates the importance of sector, ecosystem, or country resilience as a component
of net impact.