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Climate Change 2001: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

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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  • Date Published: July 2001
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521015004

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About the Authors
  • This Working Group II volume brings us completely up-to-date on the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change.

    • THE international, impartial report on the impacts of climate change
    • State-of-the-art analysis
    • Authors are the best international researchers on climate change
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    'The detail is truly amazing … invaluable works of reference … no reference or science library should be without a set … unreservedly recommended to all readers.' Peter Rogers, The Journal of Meteorology

    'This well-edited set of three volumes will surely be the standard reference for nearly all arguments related with global warming and climate change in the next years. It should not be missing in the libraries of atmospheric and climate research institutes and those administrative and political institutions which have to deal with global change and sustainable development.' Stefan Emeis, Meteorologische Zeitschrift

    'This volume makes another significant step forward in the understanding of the likely impacts of climate change on a global scale.' John E. Thornes, International Journal of Climatology

    'The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has conducted what is arguably the largest, most comprehensive and transparent study ever undertaken by mankind … The result is a work of substance and authority, which only the foolish would deride … All wind power practitioners should make themselves familiar with these seminal Reports, which provide authoritative justification for increasing wind power as a modern and essential technology.' Wind Engineering

    'Whether the reader is a proponent of greenhouse-gas induced climatic change or a sceptic, the weight of evidence presented, the authority that IPCC commands and the breadth of view can hardly fail to impress and earn respect. Each of the volumes is essentially a remarkable work of reference, containing a plethora of information and copious bibliographies, mostly of post 1995 papers. There can be few natural scientist who will not want to have at least one of these volumes to hand on their bookshelves, at least until further research renders the details outdated by the time of the next survey.' The Holocene

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521015004
    • length: 1042 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 217 x 44 mm
    • weight: 2.785kg
    • contains: 90 b/w illus. 28 colour illus. 119 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    Summary for policymakers
    Technical summary
    Part I. Setting the Stage for Impact, Adaptation, and Vulnerability Assessment:
    1. Overview
    2. Methods and tools
    3. Development and application of scenarios in Climate Change Impact, Adaptation, and Vulnerability Assessment
    Part II. Sectors and Systems: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability:
    4. Hydrology and water resources
    5. Natural and managed ecosystems
    6. Coastal zones and marine ecosystems
    7. Energy, industry, and settlements
    8. Financial services
    9. Human health
    Part III. Regional Analyses: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability:
    10. Africa
    11. Asia
    12. Australasia
    13. Europe
    14. Latin America
    15. North America
    16. Polar regions (Arctic and Antarctic)
    17. Small island states
    Part IV. Global Issues and Synthesis:
    18. Adaptation to climate change in the context of sustainable development and equity
    19. Synthesis and integration of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability

  • Editors

    James J. McCarthy, Harvard University, Massachusetts

    Osvaldo F. Canziani, The National Universities of La Plata and Comahue, Argentina

    Neil A. Leary, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

    David J. Dokken, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

    Kasey S. White, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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