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Decadal predictions in demand

Decision makers are in need of decadal climate forecasts, for example, to help plan infrastructure investments. When — or whether — climate modellers will be able to deliver is not yet clear.

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Cane, M. Decadal predictions in demand. Nature Geosci 3, 231–232 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo823

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