New UN group report on climate change and its effect on societies and ecosystems

The newly published Working Group II Fifth Assessment Report is now available online. It looks at the effects of climate change on human and natural systems and the observed impacts and future risks of climate change. It also examines the potential for and limits to adaptation.

243 Lead Authors and 66 Review Editors wrote and reviewed the 30 chapters of the WGII AR5. You’ll find chapters here on human health, human security, adaptation, livelihoods and poverty, economics, food security, ocean systems, freshwater resources, regional aspects, and much more.

Working Group II is part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is a scientific body under the auspices of the United Nations (UN).

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