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IS SCIENCE FICTION A GENRE FOR COMMUNICATING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH? A Case Study in Climate Prediction

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The author, T. N. Palmer describes a book by Isaac Asimov titled Nightfall, which describes a civilization's first encounter with darkness for thousands of years. The civilization inhabits the planet Lagash, which orbits one of six gravitationally-bound suns. Nightfall occurs during a total eclipse, when only one of the suns is above the horizon. Although in this sense climate change is inherently predictable, the author is not confirm whether how reliable the predictions of climate change ar...

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10.1175/2010BAMS3187.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics
Journal:
BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
91
Issue:
10
Pages:
1413-1415
Publication date:
2010-10-05
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EISSN:
1520-0477
ISSN:
0003-0007
URN:
uuid:cfc30b0c-0d24-41f7-8d50-4d96dae4a515
Source identifiers:
159041
Local pid:
pubs:159041
Language:
English

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