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The value of values in climate science

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To date, values are not widely acknowledged or discussed within physical climate science. Yet, effective management of values in physical climate science is required for the benefit of both science and society.

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We thank W. Parker and T. Mauritsen for useful comments. We also acknowledge the support of the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS), grant no. 2018-01797.

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The Comment originated from a workshop organized by S.U., K.P., F.B. and P.W.-S., in which all co-authors took part. K.P. wrote the majority of the manuscript and led and coordinated the discussion, assisted by S.U., with contributions from F.B., P.W.-S. and all co-authors. S.U. drafted Boxes 1–3.

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Pulkkinen, K., Undorf, S., Bender, F. et al. The value of values in climate science. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 4–6 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-021-01238-9

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