Projecting Future Coastal Flooding Damages with Climate Change

8 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2013

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David Major

Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University

Robin M. Leichenko

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Geography

Katie Johnson

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Megan Linkin

Swiss Re America Holding Corporation

Date Written: September 12, 2013

Abstract

A scoping method for projecting coastal zone flood damage with climate change is described. The method links current flood damage estimates from climate impacts with estimated changes in parameters (such as flood frequency) from climate scenarios to produce estimates of future damages from climate change. The method is illustrated by an application to future insured flood damages in the highly urbanized coastal zone of New York State, USA.

Keywords: Climate Change, Urban Flood Damage, Future Damage Scenarios, Coastal Zones, Adaptation

JEL Classification: O18, O21, O22, Q51, Q54

Suggested Citation

Major, David and Leichenko, Robin M. and Johnson, Katie and Linkin, Megan, Projecting Future Coastal Flooding Damages with Climate Change (September 12, 2013). Review of Environment, Energy and Economics (Re3), Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2324820

David Major (Contact Author)

Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University ( email )

2880 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10025
United States

Robin M. Leichenko

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Geography ( email )

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Katie Johnson

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici ( email )

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
Venice, 30124
Italy

Megan Linkin

Swiss Re America Holding Corporation ( email )

5200 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66202
United States

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