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How To Avoid The Next Atlantis

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The World Bank Group (2011). Guide to Climate Change Adaptation in Cities. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTURBANDEVELOPMENT/Resources/336387-1318995974398/GuideClimChangeAdaptCities.pdf

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Oahu Hawaii – Cristo Vlahos
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Port of Cape Town – Wikimedia user SkyPixels
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Hong Kong – Wikimedia user WiNG
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Maeslantkering closed – World66.com
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Hartelkering gesloten – Wikimedia user Quistnix
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Oosterscheldekering-pohled – Vladimír Šiman
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Haringvlietdam 2006 – Wikimedia user Quistnix
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Jakarta’s flooded streets – VOA Indonesian Service (Public Domain)
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Hurricane Patricia – NOAA
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NYC Hurricane Evacuation Map – City of New York
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