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

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$148.12
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $85.49
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 48%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $85.49   
  • New (5) from $85.49   
  • Used (3) from $104.60   

Overview

As governments around the globe begin to wake up to the far reaching effects of changes in climate, the search for available options and instruments for addressing the issue becomes increasingly vital. This authoritative, step-by-step guide to the assessment of the impacts from, and potential adaptations to, changes of climate is based on the approach developed by the authors and other scientists for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This approach has been widely adopted as 'best practice' by experienced researchers but has not, until now, been available in an accessible form.

This illuminating account of the methods used by the IPCC scientists will be essential for all those involved in the study of climate impacts and adaptations, or designing and implementing policies for dealing with them. Written in non-technical language, this state-of-the-art guide is ideal for all people interested in the far-reaching implications of climate change and the greenhouse effect. The book contains numerous illustrations, including several worked examples, clearly presented in boxes and diagrams.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853832710
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.66 (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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Understanding and Predicting Climate Change
• Climate Impact Assessment: Developing the Method
• The First Step: Defining the Problem
• The Second Step: Selecting the Method
• The Third Step: Testing the Method
• The Fourth Step: Developing the Scenarios The Fifth step: Assessing the Impacts
• The Sixth and Seventh Steps: Evaluating Adaptive Responses
• Conclusions: Organizing the Research and Communicating Results
• Appendix 1:Summary and Main Features of Integrated Assessment Models
• Appendix 2: Some International Data Sources of Interest in Climate-Impact Assessment Studies
• References and Notes
• Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)