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Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Contribution of Working Group II to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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This Working Group II volume brings us completely up-to-date on the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change.

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Overview

This Working Group II volume brings us completely up-to-date on the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change.

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This volume forms part of the Third Assessment Report produced by the Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The 19 chapters discuss the context of climate change; methods for research and assessment; development of scenarios; the state of knowledge regarding climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability for different natural and human systems or sectors; vulnerabilities and key concerns of eight regions of the world; a synthesis of adaptation challenges, options and capacity; and a synthesis of risks for unique and threatened systems, extreme climate events, uneven distribution of impacts, global aggregate impacts, and large-scale high-impact events. Contains a Summary for Policymakers and a Technical Summary (both cross-referenced). Edited by McCarthy (zoology, Harvard U.), Osvaldo F. Canziani (National Universities of La Plata and Comahue), Neil A. Leary and Kasey S. White (IPCC Technical Support Unit), and David J. Dokken (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521015004
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1042
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 1.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary for policymakers; Technical summary; Part I. Setting the Stage for Impact, Adaptation, and Vulnerability Assessment: 1. Overview; 2. Methods and tools; 3. Development and application of scenarios in Climate Change Impact, Adaptation, and Vulnerability Assessment; Part II. Sectors and Systems: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: 4. Hydrology and water resources; 5. Natural and managed ecosystems; 6. Coastal zones and marine ecosystems; 7. Energy, industry, and settlements; 8. Financial services; 9. Human health; Part III. Regional Analyses: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: 10. Africa; 11. Asia; 12. Australasia; 13. Europe; 14. Latin America; 15. North America; 16. Polar regions (Arctic and Antarctic); 17. Small island states; Part IV. Global Issues and Synthesis: 18. Adaptation to climate change in the context of sustainable development and equity; 19. Synthesis and integration of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability; Index.

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