The impacts of global climate change on different aspects of humanity’s diverse life-support systems are complex and often difficult to predict. To facilitate policy decisions on mitigation and adaptation strategies, it is necessary to understand, quantify, and synthesize these climate-change impacts, taking into account their uncertainties. Crucial to these decisions is an understanding of how impacts in different sectors overlap, as overlapping impacts increase exposure, lead to interactions of impacts, and are likely to raise adaptation pressure.

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Piontek, F.
Muller, C.
Pugh, T. A. M.
Clark, D. B.
Deryng, D.
Elliott, J.
Schellnhuber, H. J.

Piontek, F., Muller, C., Pugh, T. A. M., Clark, D. B., Deryng, D., Elliott, J., … Schellnhuber, H. J. (2014). Multisectoral climate impact hotspots in a warming world. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(9), 3233–3238. doi:10.1073/pnas.1222471110

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