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:: Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
Introduction of the this report, which provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date scientific assessment of the impacts of climate change, the vulnerability of natural and human environments, and the potential for response through adaptation. The report: (a) evaluates evidence that recent observed changes in climate have already affected a variety of physical and biological systems and concludes that these effects can be attributed to global warming; (c) makes a detailed assessment of the impacts of future climate change and sea-level rise on ecosystems, water resources, agriculture and food security, human health, coastal and low-lying regions and industry and settlements; (d) provides a complete new assessment of the impacts of climate change on major regions of the world; (e) considers responses through adaptation; (f) explores the synergies and trade-offs between adaptation and mitigation; (g) evaluates the key vulnerabilities to climate change, and assesses aggregate damage levels and the role of multiple stresses.
Author: HANSON Clair , VAN DER LINDEN Paul , PALUTIKOF Jean , CANZIANI Osvalado , PARRY Martin ,