Climate Impact and Adaption Assessment: A Guide to the IPCC Approach / Edition 1

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This work provides a description of the methods used by the IPCC scientists in determining the impact of climate and adaptions to climate change. It discusses methods of measuring the impact of global warming and assessing alternative adaptions.
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Local Environment
Written by Martin Perry and Timothy Carter — two lead authors of an important report...a crisp review.
Land Degredation & Development
The balance of concise text, bullet-point issues or examples, together with the use of boxes to illustrate case studies and of flow diagrams to summarize relationships, provides a successful introduction to the subject... The very attractive price of the paperback copy, and the urgent requirement of many students for a practical/applicable approach to the more conceptual part of their scientific/environmental training, means that this book is likely to fill a niche in a large number of undergraduate courses in geography, environmental science and engineering geology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853832666
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Parry is Professor of Environmental Management and Director of the Jackson Environment Institute at University College London.
Timothy Carter is a senior researcher with the Agricultural Research Centre of Finland based at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables and Boxes
Acronyms, Abbreviations and Chemical Formulae
1 Introduction 1
2 Understanding and Predicting Climate Change 5
3 Climate Impact Assessment: Developing the Method 23
4 The First Step: Defining the Problem 28
5 The Second Step: Selecting the Method 35
6 The Third Step: Testing the Method 60
7 The Fourth Step: Developing the Scenarios 72
8 The Fifth Step: Assessing the Impacts 95
9 The Sixth and Seventh Steps: Evaluating Adaptive Responses 114
10 Conclusions: Organizing the Research and Communicating Results 137
App. 1 Summary and Main Features of Integrated Assessment Models 140
App. 2 Some International Data Sources of Interest in Climate-Impact Assessment Studies 142
References and Notes 146
Index 161
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