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).
The Synthesis Report synthesizes the main findings of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report, based on contributions from Working Group I (The Physical Science Basis), Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), and Working Group III (Mitigation of Climate Change), plus two additional IPCC reports.
The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (WGI AR5) provides a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change.
The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (WGI AR5) provides a comprehensive assessment of the physical science basis of climate change. Here, the Working Group I report is summarized for both technical and policy audiences.
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.
This Special Report of the IPCC Working Groups I and II explores the social as well as physical dimensions of weather- and climate-related disasters, considering opportunities for managing risks at local to international scales.
Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science [Spanish version] is an interagency guide that provides a framework and essential principles for formal and informal education about climate change. It presents important information for individuals and communities to understand Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. Principles in the guide can serve as discussion...
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.