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A Little Sharper View of Global Warming

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Science  26 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5543, pp. 765
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5543.765b

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Researchers struggling to predict who the global warming winners and losers will be are starting to see a glimmer of improvement in predictions of regional climate change: an emerging consistency in model calculations of temperature and precipitation for subcontinental-scale regions. The hints of coming regional changes are in the just-published U.N.-sponsored report Climate Change 2001: The Scientific Basis.