Fourteen. Sustainability (>100,000 m2; >10 years)

  1. Andrew Warren

Published Online: 27 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118295786.ch14

Dunes: Dynamics, Morphology, History

Dunes: Dynamics, Morphology, History

How to Cite

Warren, A. (2013) Sustainability (>100,000 m2; >10 years), in Dunes: Dynamics, Morphology, History, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118295786.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 20 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444339697

Online ISBN: 9781118295786

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Keywords:

  • coastal dunes;
  • environmental change;
  • stabilised inland dunes;
  • sustainability

Summary

The sustainable management of dunes, including coastal dunes and stabilised inland dunes, (or any other natural geomorphological system) is much more complicated, uncertain and controversial than management at the small scale. Environmental change is a huge uncertainty, but also introduces new issues. All of the processes discussed in this chapter would be affected if global temperatures were to rise, especially if wind speeds, rainfall or evaporation were to follow suit. The chapter shows that there are ways to lessen the problems that climate change may bring, but at what cost? Another route, which now seems less and less likely to be taken in time, is to mitigate climate change by controlling gaseous emissions.