Climate Change 2001:
Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
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16.3. Synthesis

16.3.1. Feedbacks and Interactions—Polar Drivers

Climate change will affect some key polar drivers, creating impacts in the wider global arena. Many of these impacts will be self-amplifying and, once triggered, will affect other regions of the world for centuries to come. These impacts relate to probable changes in the cryosphere, sea level, thermohaline circulation and ocean ventilation, exchange of GHGs, and cloudiness:

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