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Vulnerability to climate variability and change in East Timor

Barnett, Jon and Dessai, Suraje and Jones, Roger N (2007) Vulnerability to climate variability and change in East Timor. Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment, 36 (5). pp. 372-378. ISSN 0044-7447

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a preliminary study of climate vulnerability in East Timor. It shows the results of projections of climate change in East Timor. The country’s climate may become hotter, drier, and increasingly variable. Sea levels are likely to rise. The paper then considers the implications of these changes on three natural resources—water, soils, and the coastal zone — and finds all to be sensitive to changes in climate and sea level. Changes in the abundance and distribution of these resources is likely to cause a reduction in agricultural production and food security, and sea-level rise is likely to damage coastal areas, including Dili, the capital city.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID18598, climate vulnerability - East Timor, projections of climate change, natural resources, water, soils, coastal zone, agricultural production, food security, sea-level rise
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0502 Environmental Science and Management
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
FOR Classification > 0501 Ecological Applications
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 01:48
Last Modified: 11 May 2012 01:48
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3463
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