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National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Strategies and Methods for Climate-Related Decision Support.

Informing decisions in a changing climate / Panel on Strategies and Methods for Climate-Related Decision Support, Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-0-309-13737-9 (pbk.) — ISBN 978-0-309-13738-6 (pdf) 1. Climatic changes — Environmental aspects — Research — Government policy — United States. 2. Environmental policy — Decision making. 3. Decision support systems. 4. Climatic changes — Risk assessment. 5. Environmental degradation — Risk assessment. I. Title.

QC903.2.U6N38 2009

363.738′74—dc22

2009014123

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