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to disseminate (e.g., local public officials and their agents, such as fire and police departments), as well as the audiences for the information (Mileti and Sorenson, 1990). Knowledge about these information delivery systems is obviously relevant for climate forecasting when it provides long-term warnings of increased probability of disaster. However, it is quite likely that the information delivery systems for non-disaster-related information from climate forecasts will be different in important ways. For instance, it is reasonable to suppose that the elements of these systems will include the organizations and individuals that deliver information normally used in affected actors' coping decisions (e.g., in agriculture, extension agents, seed and agricultural chemical companies, crop insurers, and other farmers), as well as disaster management organizations. Little is known systematically about information systems that can be used



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