Key Findings of the IPCC Second Assessment Report

During 1995, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change prepared its Second Assessment Report. U.S. scientists and research findings played a pivotal role in the development of this assessment. The following conclusions about climate change, its consequences, and the potential for adaptation and mitigation are extracted from the report. The IPCC findings provide important guidance for decision makers and identify critical research questions that need to be pursued.

Effects of Human Activities on Regional and Global Climate, and on Sea Level

Potential Health and Environmental Consequences of Climate Change

Approaches to Mitigate or Adapt to Climate Change