Submitted by ub on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:54

Human interference with the climate system is occurring and climate change poses risks for human
and natural systems. The assessment of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability evaluates how patterns of risks and potential benefits are shifting due to climate change.

It considers how impacts and risks related to climate change can be reduced and managed through adaptation and mitigation. The report assesses needs, options, opportunities, constraints, resilience, limits and other aspects associated with adaptation.

If the people on earth do not cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," according to warnings from a United Nations scientific panel.

Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability" on Vimeo

The report is based on more than 12,000 peer reviewed scientific studies. Michel Jarraud, secretary general of the World Meteorological Organization, a co-sponsor of the climate panel, warns that the report is the most solid evidence you can get in any scientific discipline.