Climate-change Strategy Needs to Be Robust

Published in: Nature, v. 412, no. 6845, Correspondence, July 26, 2001, p.375

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2001

by Robert J. Lempert, Michael E. Schlesinger

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Decision-makers need to develop a climate policy acceptable to groups with many different estimates of the likelihood of alternative futures, and may tend to rely on strategies that work reasonably well instead of alternatives across a wide range of plausible scenarios. The authors agreed with a recommendation for use of ensembles of multiple scenarios to capture what is known about the long-term climate future.

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