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Cambridge University Press
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February 2022
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for assessing the science related to climate change. It provides policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of human-induced climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation. This IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate is the most comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the observed and projected changes to the ocean and cryosphere and their associated impacts and risks, with a focus on resilience, risk management response options, and adaptation measures, considering both their potential and limitations. It brings together knowledge on physical and biogeochemical changes, the interplay with ecosystem changes, and the implications for human communities. It serves policymakers, decision makers, stakeholders, and all interested parties with unbiased, up-to-date, policy-relevant information. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

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  • Frontmatter
    pp i-ii
  • Contents
    pp iii-iv
  • Foreword and Preface
    pp v-vi
  • Foreword
    pp vii-viii
  • Preface
    pp ix-x
  • Summary for Policymakers
    pp 1-2
  • SPM - Summary for Policymakers
    pp 3-36
  • Technical Summary
    pp 37-38
  • TS - Technical Summary
    pp 39-70
  • Chapters
    pp 71-72
  • Chapter 1 - Framing and Context of the Report
    pp 73-130
  • Chapter 2 - High Mountain Areas
    pp 131-202
  • Chapter 3 - Polar Regions
    pp 203-320
  • Chapter 4 - Sea Level Rise and Implications for Low-Lying Islands, Coasts and Communities
    pp 321-446
  • Chapter 5 - Changing Ocean, Marine Ecosystems, and Dependent Communities
    pp 447-588
  • Chapter 6 - Extremes, Abrupt Changes and Managing Risks
    pp 589-656
  • Cross-Chapter Box 9 - Integrative Cross-Chapter Box on Low-lying Islands and Coasts
    pp 657-674
  • Annexes
    pp 675-676
  • Annex I - Glossary
    pp 677-702
  • Annex II - Acronyms
    pp 703-706
  • Annex III - Contributors to the IPCC Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
    pp 707-716
  • Annex IV - Expert Reviewers of the IPCC Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
    pp 717-738
  • Index
    pp 739-756


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