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
or Multiple Numeraires
97
Methods and Tools
105
100
133
Developing and Applying Scenarios
145
Hydrology and Water Resources
191
CONTENTS
535
Key Regional Concerns
553
539
562
Vulnerability and Adaptation Potential
574
References
581
Australia and New Zealand
591
Europe
641
CONTENTS
643

Ecosystems and Their Goods and Services
235
CONTENTS
237
Effects of Global Change
244
Agriculture
253
243
286
Acknowledgments
315
Coastal Zones and Marine Ecosystems
343
CONTENTS
345
Human Settlements Energy and Industry
381
Energy Transportation and 7 7 Science and Information Needs
399
Insurance and Other Financial Services
417
CONTENTS
419
Private and Public Insurance
427
Acknowledgments
445
Human Health
451
Africa
487
CONTENTS
489
Asia
533
References
681
Latin America
693
CONTENTS
695
Synthesis
722
North America
735
Polar Regions Arctic and Antarctic
801
CONTENTS
803
Key Regional Concerns
814
Synthesis
829
Small Island States
843
Adaptation to Climate Change in the Context of Sustainable Development and Equity
877
A Synthesis
913
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
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