This book uses the most up to date information issued by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), and informs readers about these effects, as well as showing how Europe is contributing to attempts to slow the tempo of global climate change, and how it can adapt to the climate change that seems unavoidable.
Life in Europe under Climate Change makes essential information on climate impacts in Europe accessible to a broad audience, including students, politicians, planners and members of non-governmental organizations.
1 Introduction 1
2 Climate and climate change 21
3 Human health 48
4 Food production 72
5 Water security 98
6 Sea and coastline 124
7 Ecosystems and biodiversity 146
8 Impacts on Europe’s industries 188
9 Summing up impacts and adaptation 207
10 Climate protection in Europe 241
Color plate pages fall between pp
150 and 151