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Nature Climate Change volume 14pages 668–670 (2024)
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Projections of the future climate of small island states and territories are currently limited by the coarse resolution of models. We call for rapid global and regional cooperation to develop projections compatible with small island scales, providing relevant local information and decision-making tools.
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Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Weather of the 21st Century and the Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Jason P. Evans
Météo-France, École Nationale de la Météorologie, Toulouse, France
Ali Belmadani
CNRM, Université de Toulouse, Météo-France, CNRS, Toulouse, France
Ali Belmadani
ENTROPIE (IRD, Ifremer, Université de la Nouvelle Calédonie, CNRS, Université de la Réunion), Noumea, New Caledonia
Christophe Menkes
Department of Physics, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand
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Evans, J.P., Belmadani, A., Menkes, C. et al. Higher-resolution projections needed for small island climates. Nat. Clim. Chang. 14, 668–670 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-024-02028-9
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