Climate Change Research: Danish Contributions
The general scientific consensus is that some future human influence on the global climate attributable to greenhouse gas emissions is inevitable. It will therefore be necessary to both reduce emissions and adapt to climate change. A new book describes a series of Danish scientific and technical studies on this complex issue. The studies broadly reflect the disciplines embraced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its assessments, although with the emphasis on natural sciences.
The individual chapters are organised in four sections: 1) The climate system and climate variations. 2) Climate change scenarios. 3) Impacts of climate change. 4) Policy aspects. The chapters in the impact section in particular focus on sectors and natural ecosystems in Denmark and the Arctic, encompassing agriculture, forestry, terrestrial ecosystems, fisheries and coastal protection. The interactions between the impact of climate change and other environmental pressures are discussed. Although the impacts in Denmark may be modest and in some cases even beneficial, careful planning is called for.
Further information: Jes Fenger, National Environmental Research Institute. Phone: +45 4630 1105. E-mail: email@example.com.
"Climate Change Research - Danish Contributions". Edited by: A. M. K. Jørgensen, Danish Meteorological Institute; J. Fenger, National Environmental Research Institute; K. Halsnæs, UNEP Centre, Risø National Laboratory. Danish Climate Centre, Copenhagen. ISBN 87-12-03775-3.
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