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What is a climate scenario?

Climate scenarios can take several forms, but generally speaking they are a "what if" narrative about future climate typically derived from climate projections.  They are not a predictive tool, rather, they can be used to think about possible futures. 


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  1. example "What if" narrative
  2. explain how these narratives are then translated into climate modeling inputs that drive future climate changes in the models (this may help:
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Climate Scenarios