Publisher description for Impacts of a warming Arctic : Arctic Climate Impact Assessment / [author, Susan Joy Hassol].


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The Arctic is now experiencing some of the most rapid and severe climate change on earth. Over the next 100 years, climate change is expected to accelerate, contributing to major physical, ecological, social, and economic changes, many of which have already begun. Changes in arctic climate will also affect the rest of the world through increased global warming and rising sea levels. Impacts of a Warming Arctic is a plain language synthesis of the key findings of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA), designed to be accessible to policymakers and the broader public. The ACIA is a comprehensively researched, fully referenced, and independently reviewed evaluation of arctic climate change. It has involved an international effort by hundreds of scientists. This report provides vital information to society as it contemplates its responses to one of the greatest challenges of our time. It is illustrated in full color throughout.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Climatic changes -- Arctic Regions.
Habitat (Ecology) -- Arctic Regions.
Sea ice -- Arctic Regions.
Greenhouse gases -- Arctic Regions.
Ultraviolet radiation -- Arctic Regions.
Indigenous peoples -- Ecology -- Arctic Regions.
Global warming.
Global environmental change.
Arctic regions -- Environmental conditions.
Arctic regions -- Climate.