Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Contribution of Working Group II to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Jul 2, 2001 - Business & Economics - 1032 pages
0 Reviews
Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability is the most comprehensive and up-to-date scientific assessment of the consequences of, and adaptation responses to, climate change. The report: • Evaluates evidence that recent observed changes in climate have already affected a variety of physical and biological systems. • Studies the vulnerabilities of human populations to future climate change, including associated sea-level rise and climate extremes such as floods. • Takes into account potential impacts on water resources, agriculture and food, human health, settlements, and economic activities. • Assesses potential responses to climate change of natural environments and the wildlife that inhabit them and identifies environments at particular risk. • Considers how adaptation to climate change might lessen adverse impacts or enhance beneficial impacts. • Provides an overview of the vulnerabilities and adaptation possibilities for all major regions of the world. • Contrasts the different vulnerabilities of the developed and developing parts of the world and explores the implications for sustainable development and equity concerns. This latest IPCC assessment will again form the standard scientific reference for all concerned with environmental and social consequences of climate change, including students and researchers in environmental and social sciences, and policymakers and managers in governmental, industry and other organizations responsible for resources likely to be affected by climate change.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Methods and Tools of the Assessment
24
Antigua and Barbuda 232 364 63 74
42
Natural and Human Systems
191
Executive Summary
237
246
286
Lakes and Streams
296
Inland Wetlands
304
Arctic and Alpine Ecosystems
311
Adaptation Potential and Vulnerability
775
358
792
References
832
361
838
362
851
98 16 33
861
Adaptation Sustainable Development
877
Sustainable Cities Activities
878

Executive Summary
345
182 39 56
368
Executive Summary
383
387
402
Executive Summary
419
Executive Summary
453
Air Pollution
460
Adaptation Options
474
347
478
24
501
42
508
354
526
355
583
11 9
678
356
690
Executive Summary
695
Acknowledgments
724
357
729
Executive Summary
737
Vulnerability to Extreme Events
767
References
906
Synthesis
913
References
914
serious The impacts will be felt for many generations because 5 83 Ecosystems and Biodiversity
932
403
966
Annex
972
404
1006
Acknowledgments
1007
825
1009
518
1012
411
1017
Global Issues and Synthesis
1018
367
1019
717
1020
782
1022
831
1023
72
1028
476
1030
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases