Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol I + II
NCA4 Vol II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
NCA4 Vol I: Climate Science Special Report
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The two-volume report from the IPCC's Working Group II 1) assesses risks and opportunities for societies, economies, and ecosystems around the world, and 2) considers unique features of major world regions.
This report summarizes the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report on climate change. It considers the vulnerability and exposure of human and natural systems, the observed impacts and future risks of climate change, and the potential for and limits to adaptation.
The Working Group III contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report provides a comprehensive assessment of all relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as activities that remove them from the atmosphere.
This publication includes the Summary for Policymakers, Technical Summary, Frequently Asked Questions, and Cross-Chapter Boxes for the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.