|Title||Climate change and drowning|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Dr. Beerman, MD, BSc, BSR, CCFP, FCFP, SB|
|Conference Name||World Conference on Drowning Prevention|
|Publisher||International Life Saving Federation|
|Conference Location||Porto, Portugal|
Ã‚ÂTask Force Workshop - Parameters for this task:
The background document will be reviewed and the implications on Aquatic Lifesaving will lbe considered. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Summary for Policymakers - Impact, Adaptations and Vulnerability 2007 Report, is one part of a larger report that is on line at http://www.ipcc-wg2.org/index.html.
There will be a review of the Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, Working Group II Contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Fourth Assessment Report, April 2007. The Assessment is of current scientific understanding of impacts of climate change on natural, managed and human systems, on water related natural adjustments, the potential for aquatic natural disasters and implications for aquatic recreation and vocations.
That Assessment concludes that “there is high confidence” that recent regional changes in temperature have had discernable impacts on many physical and biological systems. Observational evidence from all continents and most oceans shows that many natural systems are being affected by regional climate changes, particularly temperature increases.
A Task Force Report will give guidance to the conference on the impacts of climate change on aquatic activities, water safety, water rescue and aquatic recreation and vocations. A draft of the Report contents will be predistributed to the Task Force members and conference participants. The workshop will refine the implication issues and the report. The report will report to the final Plenary session of the World Water Safety 2007 Conference. The report will outline next steps, if indicated.
Task Force Members
Steve Beerman (Chair)
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