Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees would require rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in this new assessment. It compares the impact of global warming of 1.5 deg C and 2 deg C. It states that the world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding climate change to moderate levels and that there is only a decade to try and cut emissions.

This full version of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability released on 16 October 2014 provides the most comprehensive look to date at the widespread impacts and risks of climate change and the opportunities for response.

Climate Change 2014: Impacts,Adaptation, and Vulnerability is the second volume of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — Climate Change 2013/2014 — and was prepared by its Working Group II.

This final volume of the three-part landmark report released by the IPCC shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels and calls for emissions reductions from energy production and use, transport, buildings, industry, land use, and human settlements.

The final volume of three-part landmark report prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels and calls for emissions reductions from energy production and use, transport, buildings, industry, land use, and human settlements. Read the summary for policymakers of this report and more in this package.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report today that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The world, in many cases, is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate. The report also concludes that there are opportunities to respond to such risks, though the risks will be difficult to manage with high levels of warming.

This second part of the most-awaited IPCC's fifth assessment of climate change focuses on the climate impacts and how the world might adapt. It details the impacts of climate change to date, the future risks from a changing climate, and the opportunities for effective action to reduce risks. Read the summary of this report for policymakers.

Government representatives and scientists opened a five-day meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 25 March 2014, to finalize a report assessing the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems, options for adaptation, and the interactions among climate changes, other stresses on societies, and opportunities for the future. Read the press release.

"Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis" is the contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This comprehensive assessment of

Read text of the Summary for Policymakers portion of the first volume of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) "Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis".

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