The international scientific community has come to the conclusion that human activities are a non-negligible factor influencing the global climate. The leading Swiss climate researchers are supporting this statement. What is the impact of climate change in Switzerland? After six years of scientific research, the results of the National Research Programme "Climate Change and Natural Hazards"(NFP 31) are available now. They contribute to a better understanding of the complex nature of the global climate and its specific alpine aspects.
This book provides the newest estimations about the impact of temperature and precipitation changes on the environment, the economy and infrastructures. The book also describes the possibilities of political and social actions regarding these changes.