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The climate change game

Accusations by sceptics have steered climate researchers into an unproductive battle. They should now rise above the debate and help develop models of the coupled climate–socioeconomic system to advise policymakers.

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Hasselmann, K. The climate change game. Nature Geosci 3, 511–512 (2010).

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