Feb 8, 2016

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

Field, C.B., V.R. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L.White (eds.)
Cambridge University Press

The Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:

  • Considers climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability
  • Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the current state of knowledge and level of certainty, based on the available scientific, technical, and socio-economic literature
  • Highlights both big-picture messages and key details, to integrate knowledge from diverse disciplines, to evaluate the strength of evidence underlying findings, and to identify topics where understanding is incomplete
  • Focuses on providing information to support good decisions by stakeholders at all levels
  • Provides a unique source of background for decision support, while scrupulously avoiding advocacy for particular policy options