chapter  2
GEOGRAPHIC SCALING ISSUES IN INTEGRATED ASSESSMENTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
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If top-down, large-scale integrated assessments of global climate change issues were all we need – sufficient to answer most of the important intellectual and practical questions about climate change impacts and responses – then scaling would not be an important enough topic to justify organizing this workshop. We are learning, however, that answering such questions often requires atten-tion to local scales as well as global, despite very serious operational complications in figuring out how to integrate local-scale analysis into com-prehensive integrated assessment modeling.