Freshwater stress on small island developing states: population projections and aridity changes at 1.5 and 2 °C

Date Published 2018, May

Authors Karnauskas, K.B., Schleussner, CF., Donnelly, J.P., Anchukaitis, K.J.

Journal Environmental Research Letters,

Small island developing states (SIDS) face multiple threats from anthropogenic climate change, including potential changes in freshwater resource availability. This article presents projections of future changes in aridity on small islands and evaluates overall changes in freshwater stress in SIDS at warming levels of 1.5 and 2 °C above pre-industrial level.