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Climate Impact and Adaptation Assessment: A Guide to the IPCC Method


By: Martin Parry and Timothy Carter

166 pages, Illus, figs


Paperback | Dec 1998 | #54387 | ISBN: 1853832669
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #54388 | ISBN: 1853832715
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About this book

The result of a consensus among more than 30 IPCC scientists this guidebook provides a description of the methods of assessing the effects that may occur as a result of greenhouse gas-induced climate change. The methods reviewed have been adopted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and are recommended by the Panel for implementation by countries as part of their committments under the UN Framework Convention of Climate Change. Case studies from around the world are also presented.

Written by Martin Perry and Timothy Carter -- two lead authors of an important report...a crisp review. -- Local Environment


Climate change and variability; development of the method; definition of the problem; selection of the method; testing the method; selecting the scenarios; assessing the impacts; evaluating responses.

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Martin Parry is Professor of Environmental Management and Director of the Jackson Environment Institute at University College London. Timothy Carter is a senior researcher with the Agricultural Research Centre of Finland based at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki.

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