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

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

by James J. McCarthy
     
 

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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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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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'The detail is truly amazing … invaluable works of reference … no reference or science library should be without a set … unreservedly recommended to all readers.' Peter Rogers, The Journal of Meteorology

'This well-edited set of three volumes will surely be the standard reference for nearly all arguments related with global warming and climate change in the next years. It should not be missing in the libraries of atmospheric and climate research institutes and those administrative and political institutions which have to deal with global change and sustainable development.' Stefan Emeis, Meteorologische Zeitschrift

'This volume makes another significant step forward in the understanding of the likely impacts of climate change on a global scale.' John E. Thornes, International Journal of Climatology

'The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has conducted what is arguably the largest, most comprehensive and transparent study ever undertaken by mankind … The result is a work of substance and authority, which only the foolish would deride … All wind power practitioners should make themselves familiar with these seminal Reports, which provide authoritative justification for increasing wind power as a modern and essential technology.' Wind Engineering

'Whether the reader is a proponent of greenhouse-gas induced climatic change or a sceptic, the weight of evidence presented, the authority that IPCC commands and the breadth of view can hardly fail to impress and earn respect. Each of the volumes is essentially a remarkable work of reference, containing a plethora of information and copious bibliographies, mostly of post 1995 papers. There can be few natural scientist who will not want to have at least one of these volumes to hand on their bookshelves, at least until further research renders the details outdated by the time of the next survey.' The Holocene

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521807685
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/30/1901
Pages:
1042
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.98(h) x 2.09(d)

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