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5. How could Climate Change affect us in the future?

5.1 What would be the effects on and vulnerability of the natural systems?

5.1.1. What will be the effects on and vulnerability of hydrology and water resources?

The following IPCC documents from the  WG II Technical Summary support the Level 3 passage:

5.1.2. What will be the effects on and vulnerability of agriculture and food security?

The following IPCC documents from the  WG II Technical Summary support the Level 3 passage:

4.2. Agriculture and food security 
Box 5-5. Extending uncertainty in crop models to uncertainty in economic analysis 

5.1.3. What will be the effects on and vulnerability of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems?

The following IPCC documents from the  WG II Technical Summary support the Level 3 passage:

4.3. Terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems 

5.1.4. What will be the effects on and vulnerability of coastal zones and marine ecosystems?

The following IPCC documents from the  WG II Technical Summary support the Level 3 passage:

4.4. Coastal zones and marine ecosystems 

5.2 What would be the effects on and vulnerability of the human systems?

5.2.1. What will be the effects on and vulnerability of human health?

The following IPCC documents from the  WG II Technical Summary support the Level 3 passage:

5.2.2. What will be the effects on and vulnerability of human settlements, energy, and industry?

The following IPCC documents from the  WG II Technical Summary support the Level 3 passage:

5.2.3. What will be the effects on and vulnerability of insurance and other financial services?

The following IPCC documents from the  WG II Technical Summary support the Level 3 passage:

5.3. How does climate change vulnerability vary across regions?

The following IPCC documents from the  WG II Technical Summary support the Level 3 passage:

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 IPCC WG III,
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Related publication:
Climate Change (2001) homeClimate Change 2001 Assessment
Other Figures & Tables on this publication:

Adaptive Capacity, Vulnerability, and Key Concerns by Region

Facts on environmental matters

Table SPM.1 Estimates of potential global greenhouse gas emission reductions in 2010 and in 2020

The Emissions Scenarios from the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES)

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Footnotes for the Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Working Group III

Footnotes for Table 1 of IPCC SPM WG II

Footnotes for the Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Working Group 1

Footnotes for the Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Working Group II

Variations of the Earth's surface temperature for :

Indicators of the human influence on the atmosphere during the Industrial Era

The global mean radiative forcing of the climate system for the year 2000, relative to 1750

Simulated annual global mean surface temperatures

The global climate of the 21st Century

Documented Climate Change Impacts

Figure SPM-2 - Reasons for Concern

Figure SPM-3 - Projected Changes in Annual Runoff

Carbon in Oil, Gas and Coal Reserves Compared with Historic Fossil Fuel Carbon Emissions (in gigatonnes)

Footnotes to Table SPM-1 (Question 6.2.2)

Figure 8.1 Precipitation

Figure 8.2 Hurricanes

Schematic of observed variations of the temperature indicators / the hydrological and storm-related indicators

Many external factors force climate change

The annual mean change of the temperature (colour shading) and its range (isolines)

Analysis of inter-model consistency in regional relative warming

GCRIO

UNFCCC

Pew Climate

NCDC

Climate Ark

Climatic Research Unit

CICERO

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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