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Climate Impacts

Climate Impacts  

The accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to fossil fuel combustion, land use change, and other anthropogenic activities may have begun to change the global climate system (Houghton ...
geographic information system

geographic information system  

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(GIS)A computer system that gathers, stores, and analyses geographic information, and displays it on demand.
Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis  

Policy analysis is the use of methods from the physical, biological, and social sciences, philosophy, mathematics, and the humanities to predict and evaluate the consequences of alternative policies. ...
Regional Assessment

Regional Assessment  

Regional assessment is the process of making integrated interdisciplinary research available to decision-makers in response to global environmental change at regional levels. It is a systematic ...
scenario

scenario  

A description of how a situation might develop, based on a particular set of assumptions and factors, which is used to evaluate available options and select ways of dealing with uncertainty. See also ...
social learning

social learning  

The processes by which social influences alter people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. The earliest social learning theories, put forward in 1950 by the US psychologists John Dollard (1900–80) ...
surprise

surprise  

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N.An unexpected event that causes a party to be put at some disadvantage in litigation. Many of the rules of pretrial procedure in the Civil Procedure Rules are designed to prevent surprise. For ...

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