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Polar Regions

Meredith, M, Sommerkorn, M, Cassota, S, Derksen, C, Ekaykin, A, Hollowed, A, Kofinas, G, Mackintosh, A, Melbourne-Thomas, J, Muelbert, MMC, Ottersen, G, Pritchard, H, Schuur, EAG, Boyd, P ORCID: 0000-0001-7850-1911, Hobbs, W ORCID: 0000-0002-2061-0899 and Hodgson-Johnston, I ORCID: 0000-0002-0305-9468 2019 , 'Polar Regions', in H-O Pörtner and DC Roberts and V Masson-Delmotte and P Zhai and M Tignor and E Poloczanska and K Mintenbeck (eds.), IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate , IPCC, WMO, UNEP, pp. 1-173.

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Abstract

This chapter assesses the state of physical, biological and social knowledge concerning the Arctic andAntarctic ocean and cryosphere, how they are affected by climate change, and how they will evolve infuture. Concurrently, it assesses the local, regional and global consequences and impacts of individual andinteracting polar system changes, and it assesses response options to reduce risk and build resilience in thepolar regions. Key findings are:The polar regions are losing ice, and their oceans are changing rapidly. The consequences of this polartransition extend to the whole planet, and are affecting people in multiple ways.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Meredith, M and Sommerkorn, M and Cassota, S and Derksen, C and Ekaykin, A and Hollowed, A and Kofinas, G and Mackintosh, A and Melbourne-Thomas, J and Muelbert, MMC and Ottersen, G and Pritchard, H and Schuur, EAG and Boyd, P and Hobbs, W and Hodgson-Johnston, I
Keywords: climate change, polar regions, IPCC report, climate trends, ice sheets, glaciers
Publisher: IPCC, WMO, UNEP
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Copyright 2019 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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