A few scenarios still do not fit all

For integrated climate change research, the Scenario Matrix Architecture provides a tractable menu of possible emissions trajectories, socio-economic futures and policy environments. However, the future of decision support may lie in searchable databases.

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Schweizer, V. A few scenarios still do not fit all. Nature Clim Change 8, 361–362 (2018).

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