2014 — Working Group II, International Panel on Climate Change
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, released March 31, 2014, is a report of Working Group II of the IPCC. It details the impacts of climate change to date, the future risks from a changing climate, and the opportunities for effective action to reduce risks.
The report finds that observed impacts of climate change have already affected agriculture, human health, ecosystems on land and in the oceans, water supplies, and some people’s livelihoods. These impacts are occurring everywhere: from the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the wealthiest countries to the poorest.
The risks from climate change arise from vulnerability (lack of preparedness) and exposure (people or assets in harm’s way), overlapping with hazards (triggering climate events or trends). Each of these three components can be a target for actions to decrease risk.
The report was created by 309 lead authors and editors from 70 countries, 436 contributing authors and 1,729 expert and government reviewers.
Go to Resource: http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg2/