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Climate Change in the Pacific 2022: Historical and Recent Variability, Extremes and Change

The report provides an update of scientific understanding of large-scale climate processes, variability and extremes in the western tropical Pacific first presented in the Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP) Climate Change in the Pacific: Scientific Assessment and New Research, Volume 2, Country reports (2011) and the Pacific - Australia  Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Program Climate Variability, Extremes and change in the Western Tropical Pacific: New Science and updated Country Reports (2014).

The work designed to complement the 'NextGen' Projections for the Western Tropical Pacific country reports and provide finer-scale partner country historical climate change information not presented in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, and WMO RA-V Pacific RCCN-N Pacific Climate Change Monitor Report.



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Cover, Forward, Contents, Abbreviations and Acknowledgements 

Executive Summary and Regional Summary

Chapter 1.Introduction

Chapter 2. Cook Islands

Chapter 3. Fiji

Chapter 4. Federated States of Micronesia

Chapter 5.Kiribati

Chapter 6. Marshal Islands

Chapter 7. Nauru

Chapter 8. Niue

Chapter 9. Palau

Chapter 10. Papua New Guinea

Chapter 11. Samoa

Chapter 12. Solomon Islands

Chapter 13. Tokelau

Chapter 14. Tonga

Chapter 15. Tuvalu

Chapter 16. Vanuatu

References and Glossary 



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Cook Islands


Federated States of Micronesia


Marshall Islands




Papua New Guinea


Solomon Islands