(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

A review of recent developments in climate change science. Part II : The global-scale impacts of climate change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GOSLING S.N. (1) ; WARREN R. (2) ; ARNELL N.W. (3) ; GOOD P. (4) ; CAESAR J. (4) ; BERNIE D. (4) ; LOWE J.A. (4) ; VAN DER LINDEN P. (4) ; O'HANLEY J.R. (5) ; SMITH S.M. (6) ;
(1) School of Geography, Univ., Nottingham, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Tyndall Centre for Climate Change research and School of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of East Anglia, Norwich, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Walker Inst., Univ., Reading, ROYAUME-UNI
(4) Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter, ROYAUME-UNI
(5) Kent Business School, Univ., Canterbury, ROYAUME-UNI
(6) Committee on Climate Change, London, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper reviews recent developments in studies assessing the global-scale impacts of climate change published since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). Literature covering 6 main impact sectors is reviewed: sea-level rise (SLR) and coastal impacts, ocean acidification, ecosystems and biodiversity, water resources and desertification, agriculture and food security, and human health. The AA. highlight 3 major emerging themes: (1) a movement towards probabilistic methods of impacts assessment and/or the consideration of climate modelling uncertainty; (2) a move towards assessing potential impacts that could be avoided under different climate change mitigation scenarios relative to a business-as-usual reference scenario; and (3) uncertainties that remain in understanding the relationship between climate and natural or human systems


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 35, no4 [pp. 443-464]

Bibliographic references : 6,5 p.

Collation : 2 tabl., 2 annexes



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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