Climate Change 2001: Synthesis Report: Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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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 Synthesis Report provides a policy-relevant, but not policy-prescriptive, synthesis and integration of information contained within the Third Assessment Report and also draws upon all previously approved and accepted IPCC reports that address a broad range of key policy-relevant questions. For this reason it will be especially useful for policy makers and researchers, and as a main or supplementary student textbook for courses in environmental studies, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, and atmospheric chemistry.
 

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Contents
1
Synthesis Report
35
Working Group Summaries
147
Technical Summary Climate Change
196
The Forcing Agents That Cause Climate F 6 Projections of Future Changes in Thermohaline
218
Regional Analyses
261
Adaptation Sustainable Development
278
Information Needs
289
Technological and Economic Potential
313
Technological and Economic Potential
324
Policies Measures and Instruments
332
Global Regional and National Costs
338
Sectoral Costs and Ancillary Benefits
346
Gaps in Knowledge
354
Annexes
355
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