Climate Change 2001:
Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
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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.

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