Nine in 10 major ports are exposed to climate hazards: University of Oxford study

New research from the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI) indicates that nearly nine in 10 major ports globally are exposed to damaging climate hazards, resulting in escalating economic impacts on global trade.

Because of their locations in hazard-prone areas along coasts and close to rivers, ports will have to cope with sea-level rise and more-severe storms because of climate change.

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