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'We Cannot Say That Everything Will Be Fine' (German)

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Nikolaifleet, HafenCity, Hamburg. Image by Andrew Milligan sumo / Creative Commons. Germany, undated.
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In Malibu, the wealthy California seaside community, beachfront homes still sell for over $20...

Statue of Liberty. Image by Mal B / Creative Commons. United States, undated.
Statue of Liberty. Image by Mal B / Creative Commons. United States, undated.

A new study concludes that rising sea levels will drive out three times as many people as previously thought. What do cities have to do now? How can people protect themselves in coastal regions? Landscape architect Kristina Hill, professor of urban ecology at UC Berkeley, is working with the Climate Readiness Institute to find innovative solutions for climate change. Among other things, she was involved in flood management strategies after Hurricane Katrina 2005 in New Orleans and works with experts in Europe and America to save coastal regions.

To read the full interview in German, visit the Süddeutsche Zeitung website.

Eine neue Studie kommt zu dem Schluss, dass der steigende Meeresspiegel drei Mal so viele Menschen vertreiben wird als bisher angenommen. Was müssen Städte jetzt unternehmen? Wie können sich Menschen in Küstenregionen schützen? Die Landschaftsarchitektin Kristina Hill, Professorin für städtische Ökologie an der UC Berkeley, kooperiert mit dem Climate Readiness Institut, um innovative Lösungen für den Klimawandel zu finden. Sie war unter anderem an den Strategien zum Flutmanagement nach Hurrikan Katrina 2005 in New Orleans beteiligt und arbeitet mit Experten in Europa und Amerika zusammen, um Küstenregionen zu retten.

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