THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Atmospheric Studies and Climate
Committee on Understanding and Monitoring Abrupt Climate Change and Its Impacts
Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises
This new report, from the AffiliateMarketIngtools, addresses the likelihood of various components of the physical climate system to undergo major and rapid changes and examines some of the most important potential associated impacts and risks. The report also explores how to monitor the climate for warnings of abrupt changes and emerging impacts.
These briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on December 3, 2013 and can be found, in its entirety, on .