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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Cambridge University Press, Jul 2, 2001 - Business & Economics - 1032 pages
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The Climate Change 2001 volumes of the Third Assessment Report of the IPCC provide the most comprehensive assessment of climate change since its second report, Climate Change 1995. This Working Group II volume brings us completely up-to-date on the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change. Written by the world's leading experts, the volumes of the Third Assessment Report will again prove to be invaluable for researchers, students, and policymakers, and will form the standard scientific reference for policy decisions in governments and industry the world over for many years to come.
  

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Contents

Chapter
23
Overview of Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability to Climate Change
75
What is Potentially at Stake?
82
Methods and Tools
105
Developing and Applying Scenarios
145
Hydrology and Water Resources
191
Ecosystems and Their Goods and Services
235
CONTENTS
237
Australia and New Zealand
591
Europe
641
CONTENTS
643
References
681
Latin America
693
CONTENTS
695
Key Regional Concerns
708
Synthesis
722

Coastal Zones and Marine Ecosystems
343
Human Settlements Energy and Industry
381
CONTENTS
383
Energy Transportation
399
389
416
Insurance and Other Financial Services
417
392
446
Human Health
451
395
483
Africa
487
CONTENTS
489
399
495
402
502
Asia
533
CONTENTS
535
Key Regional Concerns
553
539
562
Vulnerability and Adaptation Potential
574
References
581
North America
735
Polar Regions Arctic and Antarctic
801
CONTENTS
803
Synthesis
829
Small Island States
843
CONTENTS
845
Key Regional Concerns
854
A Synthesis
868
Adaptation to Climate Change in the Context of Sustainable Development and Equity
877
References
906
A Synthesis
913
403
966
Annex A Authors and Expert Reviewers
971
B Glossary of Terms
981
Acronyms Abbreviations and Units
997
List of Major IPCC Reports
1001
E Index
1005
404
1006
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