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Making climate forecasts matter / Paul C. Stern and William E.
Easterling, editors; Panel on the Human Dimensions of
Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Variability, Committee on the Human
Dimensions of Global Change, Commission on Behavioral and Social
Sciences and Education, National Research Council.
p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-309-06475-9 (hardcover)
1. Climatic changes—Social aspects. 2. Weather
forecasts—Social aspects. I. Stern, Paul C., 1944- II. Easterling,
William E. III. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on the
Human Dimensions of Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Variability.
QC981.8.C5 M345 1999
551.63—dc21
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