Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis: Contribution of Working Group I to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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J. T. Houghton, Y. Ding, D. J. Griggs, M. Noguer, P. J. van der Linden, X. Dai, K. Maskell, C. A. Johnson
Cambridge University Press, 2001 M07 12 - 892 pages
Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis is the most comprehensive and up-to-date scientific assessment of past, present and future climate change. The report: • Analyses an enormous body of observations of all parts of the climate system. • Catalogues increasing concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases. • Assesses our understanding of the processes and feedbacks which govern the climate system. • Projects scenarios of future climate change using a wide range of models of future emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols. • Makes a detailed study of whether a human influence on climate can be identified. • Suggests gaps in information and understanding that remain in our knowledge of climate change and how these might be addressed. This latest IPCC assessment will again form the standard scientific reference for all concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students and researchers in all aspects of environmental and atmospheric science, and policymakers in governments and industry worldwide.

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Contents

Chapter
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Importance of tourism for select small island states and territories
70
Overview of Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability to Climate Change
75
Methods and Tools
105
Developing and Applying Scenarios
145
28
162
Hydrology and Water Resources
191
Ecosystems and Their Goods and Services
235
North America
735
CONTENTS
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Polar Regions Arctic and Antarctic
801
CONTENTS
803
Small Island States
843
Country
862
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Coastal Zones and Marine Ecosystems
343
Human Settlements Energy and Industry
381
CONTENTS
383
Insurance and Other Financial Services
417
Human Health
451
CONTENTS
453
Africa
487
Asia
533
CONTENTS
535
Australia and New Zealand
591
Europe
641
CONTENTS
643
Latin America
693
CONTENTS
695
Adaptation to Climate Change in the Context of Sustainable Development and Equity
877
A Synthesis
913
References
914
Annex A Authors and Expert Reviewers
971
B Glossary of Terms
981
Acronyms Abbreviations and Units
997
List of Major IPCC Reports
1001
E Index
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