Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Hopkin, Michael , Study vindicates climate models accused of 'missing the pause', Retrieved on 2014-07-21
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    21 JUL 2014

     Climate Forecasts vs Projections

    "Projections are essential for giving us information on long-term trends, but the timescale is beyond what many policy makers (and the public) consider to be relevant to their decision-making processes. Climate forecasts seek to address this issue by providing information on a shorter term (decadal) that can be used directly to inform policy," he said. "As climate forecasts improve, they will become more and more important in providing reliable information on what is likely to happen to the c...
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    Forecasts are short-term predictions intended to inform policymakers because projections, which predict the long-term trend, are beyond political scope.