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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This document presents the policy-relevant findings of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme's 2015 assessments of short-lived climate forcers (methane, black carbon, and ozone).
This document presents the policy-relevant findings of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme's 2015 assessments of persistent organic pollutants, radioactivity, and human health in the Arctic.
The 2009 Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) called for the Arctic States to identify areas of heightened ecological and cultural significance in light of changing climate conditions and increasing multiple marine uses. This report identifies those areas.
The Arctic is undergoing rapid and fundamental change. This report presents an overview of the potential directions of non-climate drivers affecting the Arctic, and explicitly excludes discussion of potential impacts and responses.
This report summarizes results of POP trend-monitoring studies conducted under the auspices of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) that are relevant to the Stockholm Convention.
This technical background report serves as the basis for the Global Mercury Assessment 2013: Sources, Emissions, Releases and Environmental Transport (a summary for policymakers). It presents sources of mercury emissions to air and water, with the latest information on atmospheric and aquatic chemistry, fate, and transport.
Ocean acidification is occurring at a rapid and accelerating pace, and the Arctic Ocean is on the frontline of this global change. AMAP’s 2013 assessment of Arctic Ocean acidification provides the first Arctic-wide perspective on today’s progressively increasing seawater acidity.
This report synthesizes the contributions of Working Groups I, II, and III to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report, and also draws on recent IPCC Special Reports. It draws together policy-relevant scientific, technical, and socioeconomic information related to climate change, with the goal of assisting governments and other decision makers in formulating and implementing responses.
This report is the contribution of Working Group I to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report. It provides insights into the effects of human activity on the atmosphere; contains an evaluation of observed climatic changes using the latest measurement techniques; includes a detailed review of climate change observations and modeling for every continent; and features the first probabilistic evaluation of climate model simulations.