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Climate change, 1995 : impacts, adaptations, and mitigation of climate change: scientific-technical analyses : contribution of working group II to the second assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Author: R T Watson; Marufu C Zinyowera; Richard H Moss; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group II.
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
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For Policymakers: Scientific-Technical Analyses of Impacts, Adaptations, and Mitigation of Climate Change -- Technical Summary: Impacts, Adaptations, and Mitigation Options -- A. Ecophysiological, Ecological, and Soil Processes in Terrestrial Ecosystems: A Primer on General Concepts and Relationships -- B. Energy Primer -- 1. Climate Change Impacts on Forests -- 2. Rangelands in a Changing Climate: Impacts,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R T Watson; Marufu C Zinyowera; Richard H Moss; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group II.
ISBN: 052156431X 9780521564311 0521564379 9780521564373
OCLC Number: 34471268
Notes: "Published for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."
Description: x, 878 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Summary for policymakers; Technical summary; Part I. Introductory Materials: A. Ecophysiology, ecological, and soil processes in terrestrial ecosystems: a primer on general concepts and relationships; B. Energy primer; Part II. Assessment of Impacts and Adaptation Options: 1. Climate change impacts on forests; 2. Rangelands in a changing climate: impacts, adaptations, and mitigation; 3. Deserts in a changing climate: impacts; 4. Land degradation and desertification; 5. Impacts of climate change on mountain regions; 6. Non-tidal wetlands; 7. The cryosphere: changes and their impacts; 8. Oceans; 9. Coastal zones and small islands; 10. Hydrology and freshwater ecology; 11. Industry, energy, and transportation: impacts and adaptation; 12. Human settlements in a changing climate: impacts and adaptation; 13. Agriculture in a changing climate: impacts and adaptation; 14. Water resources management; 15. Wood production under changing climate and land use; 16. Fisheries; 17. Financial services; 18. Human population health; Part III. Assessment of Mitigation Options: 19. Energy supply mitigation options; 20. Industry; 21. Mitigation options in the transportation sector; 22. Mitigation options for human settlements; 23. Agricultural options for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions; 24. Management of forests for mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions; 25. Mitigation: cross-sectoral and other issues; Part IV. Technical Appendices: 26. Technical guidelines for assessing climate change impacts and adaptations; 27. Methods for assessment of mitigation options; 28. Inventory of technologies, methods, and practices; Appendices A - E.
Responsibility: edited by Robert T. Watson, Marufu C. Zinyowera, Richard H. Moss ; project administrator, David J. Dokken.
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