The Special Report explores the potential consequences of changes in climate for ten continental- or subcontinentalscale regions. Because of the uncertainties associated with
regional projections of climate change, the report necessarily takes the approach of assessing sensitivities and vulnerabilities of each region, rather than attempting to provide quantitative predictions of the impacts of climate change. As in the SAR, “vulnerability” is the extent to which climate change may damage or harm a system; it is a function of both sensitivity to climate and the ability to adapt to new conditions.
Collection(s) and Series: IPCC Special Report
Language(s): English; Other Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy
ISBN (or other code): 978-92-9169-110-4
Tags: Climate ; Climate change ; Climate projection ; Adaptation ; Ecosystem ; Hydrology ; State of water resources ; Food Safety ; Human health ; Littoral zone ; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ; Region I - Africa ; Antarctica ; Arctic ; Western Asia ; Middle East ; South Asia ; Region VI - Europe ; Latin America ; North America Add tag