Impacts of a Warming Arctic - Arctic Climate Impact Assessment

Impacts of a Warming Arctic - Arctic Climate Impact Assessment

by Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521617782

ISBN-13: 9780521617789

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Arctic is now experiencing some of the most rapid and severe climate change on earth. Over the next 100 years, climate change is expected to accelerate, contributing to major physical, ecological, social, and economic changes, many of which have already begun. Changes in arctic climate will also affect the rest of the world through increased global warming and…  See more details below

Overview

The Arctic is now experiencing some of the most rapid and severe climate change on earth. Over the next 100 years, climate change is expected to accelerate, contributing to major physical, ecological, social, and economic changes, many of which have already begun. Changes in arctic climate will also affect the rest of the world through increased global warming and rising sea levels. Impacts of a Warming Arctic is a plain language synthesis of the key findings of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA), designed to be accessible to policymakers and the broader public. The ACIA is a comprehensively researched, fully referenced, and independently reviewed evaluation of arctic climate change. It has involved an international effort by hundreds of scientists. This report provides vital information to society as it contemplates its responses to one of the greatest challenges of our time. It is illustrated in full color throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521617789
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.49(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Key findings; 1. The Arctic and global climate change; 2. Past, present and future Arctic climate; 3. Climate change effects on the Arctic physical system; 4. Climate change impacts on ecosystems and human activities; 5. Conclusions; Appendices.

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