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... The challenge to the report's authoring committee was to develop an illustrative suite of indicators, measurements (and the locations around the globe where the measurements can be applied) , and metrics that are important for understanding global climate change and providing insight into environmental sustainability (Box S-1 for definitions)
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... Each domain is an area of critical importance to society, is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and highlights the intersection of human needs and climate change. This report concludes that indicators of environmental sustainability, in a climate change context, can be found at the intersection of how the climate is changing and how those changes will affect five domains of human vulnerability.
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... A broad array of indicators, based on a great diversity of measurements, could to some degree provide advance warning of the impacts of global climate change. But because it is uneconomical and, indeed, fundamentally impossible to measure everything, it is important to develop priorities -- to select a finite suite of indicators that, taken together, provide a generally accurate and informative basis for anticipating problems.

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