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Climate Change 2013 – The Physical Science Basis
Working Group I Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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  • Date Published: March 2014
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107661820

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  • This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard scientific reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students and researchers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology and atmospheric chemistry. It provides invaluable material for decision makers and stakeholders: international, national, local; and in all branches: government, businesses, and NGOs. This volume provides: • an authoritative and unbiased overview of the physical science basis of climate change; • a more extensive assessment of changes observed throughout the climate system than ever before; • new dedicated chapters on sea-level change, biogeochemical cycles, clouds and aerosols, and regional climate phenomena; • a more extensive coverage of model projections, both near-term and long-term climate projections; • a detailed assessment of climate change observations, modelling, and attribution for every continent; • a new comprehensive Atlas of Global and Regional Climate Projections for 35 regions of the world.

    • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for assessing the science related to human-induced climate change, and was joint winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize
    • The most up-to-date, comprehensive and balanced assessment of the physical science basis of past, present and future climate change
    • The most trusted source for policy makers and stakeholders
    • 209 lead authors, 50 review editors, over 600 contributing authors, and over 9200 scientific publications cited
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of the Fourth Assessment Report – Climate Change 2007: '… a milestone for climate change science and policy.' Science

    Review of the Fourth Assessment Report – Climate Change 2007: '… the world's most authoritative voice on global warming … Every member of Congress should read this report.' The New York Times

    Review of the Third Assessment Report – Climate Change 2001: 'The detail is truly amazing … invaluable works of reference … no reference or science library should be without a set [of the IPCC volumes] … unreservedly recommended to all readers.' Journal of Meteorology

    Review of the Third Assessment Report – Climate Change 2001: 'The subject is explored in great depth and should prove valuable to policy makers, researchers, analysts, and students.' American Meteorological Society

    Review of the Second Assessment Report – Climate Change 1995: '… essential reading for anyone interested in global environmental change, either past, present or future … These volumes have a deservedly high reputation.' Geological Magazine

    Review of the Second Assessment Report – Climate Change 1995: '… a wealth of clear, well-organized information that is all in one place … there is much to applaud.' Environment International

    Review of the Third Assessment Report – Climate Change 2001: '… structured in the well-established format of all former IPCC Assessment Reports … will surely be the standard reference for … arguments related with the science, the impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, and with mitigation and adaptation to 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.' Meteorologische Zeitschrift

    Review of the Third Assessment Report – Climate Change 2001: 'The 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.' Wind Engineering

    Review of the Third Assessment Report – Climate Change 2001: '… 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. There can be few natural scientists 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: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107661820
    • length: 1552 pages
    • dimensions: 276 x 215 x 55 mm
    • weight: 4.01kg
    • contains: 609 colour illus. 189 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Summary for policy makers
    Technical summary
    1. Introduction
    2. Observations: atmosphere and surface
    3. Observations: ocean
    4. Observations: cryosphere
    5. Information from paleoclimate archives
    6. Carbon and other biogeochemical cycles
    7. Clouds and aerosols
    8. Anthropogenic and natural radiative forcing
    9. Evaluation of climate models
    10. Detection and attribution of climate change: from global to regional
    11. Near-term climate change: projections and predictability
    12. Long-term climate change: projections, commitments and irreversibility
    13. Sea level change
    14. Climate phenomena and their relevance for future regional climate change
    Annex I. Atlas of global and regional climate projections
    Annex II. Climate system scenario tables
    Annex III. Glossary
    Annex IV. Acronyms
    Annex V. Contributors
    Annex VI. Expert reviewers

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    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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