The Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change has just released a new report from its second Working Group (WGII) entitled Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.
The report is described in this way in the official press release:
[The report] details the impacts of climate change to date, the future risks from a changing climate, and the opportunities for effective action to reduce risks. A total of 309 coordinating lead authors, lead authors, and review editors, drawn from 70 countries, were selected to produce the report. They enlisted the help of 436 contributing authors, and a total of 1,729 expert and government reviewers.
The full report or a summary for policymakers is available on the IPCC website.
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