"[T]he authors present convincing data, colorful schematics and figures, and working group summaries that explain the science of climate change, summarize impact as well as vulnerabilities, and finally, present mitigation strategies. This is a slick report that condenses global strategies intended to avoid loss of biodiversity while retaining sustainable production of key foods.... Recommended." Choice
The Climate Change 2001 volumes of the Third Assessment Report of the IPCC provide the most comprehensive assessment of climate change since its second report, Climate Change 1995. This Synthesis Report gives a comprehensive summary of the main points of the three separate volumes of the Report: The Scientific Basis; Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability; and Mitigation. This synthesis will be particularly valuable for students and researchers who require a summary of the main issues in climate change, and will form a standard reference for policy decisions in governments and industry the world over for many years to come.