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. "Front Matter." Analysis of Global Change Assessments: Lessons Learned. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2007.
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History of Climate Change Assessments and Policy in the United States,
Definitions of Key Terms,
Study Approach and Report Road Map,
DIVERSITY OF ASSESSMENTS AND THEIR POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Potential Contributions of Assessments to Decision Making,
Scientific and Policy Contexts for Assessments,
Four Types of Assessments and Consequences for Design Choices,
MAJOR CHALLENGES TO ACHIEVING AN EFFECTIVE ASSESSMENT PROCESS
Framing a Credible and Legitimate Process,
Science-Policy Interface: Balancing Credibility with Salience,
Connecting Science with Decision Making,