build the needed knowledge of how human and environmental systems interact. Although environmental social science can contribute by directly analyzing policy questions, in the long run it is critically important to build theory, methods, and data bases that can improve environmental social science. In that way, basic understanding of the major types of decisions and behaviors that cause or respond to global change can also grow.
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