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Scenarios are possible future states of the world that represent alternative plausible conditions under different assumptions. Often, scenarios are developed in a context relevant to stakeholders involved in their applications since the evaluation of scenario outcomes and implications can enhance decision-making activities. This paper reviews the(More)
Synopsis Scenario analysis is a process of evaluating possible future events through the consideration of alternative plausible (though not equally likely) outcomes (scenarios). The analysis is designed to enable improved decision-making and assessment through a more rigorous evaluation of possible outcomes and their implications. For environmental impact(More)
The U.S. National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change was a federally coordinated nationwide effort that involved thousands of experts and stakeholders. To draw lessons from this effort, the 10 authors of this paper, half of whom were not involved in the Assessment, developed and administered an extensive survey,(More)
National infrastructure systems (energy, transport, digital communications, water, and waste) provide essential services to society. Although for the most part these systems developed in a piecemeal way, they are now an integrated and highly interdependent " system of systems. " However, understanding the long-term performance trajectory of national(More)
NOTE The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of any of the participating agencies concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. This document is(More)
This trial was a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, variable-dose study comparing ramipril with atenolol, and incorporating a 4-week run-in period on placebo. A total of 92 patients suffering from mild to moderate hypertension were randomized to the trial. Following a 4-week run-in period on placebo, newly diagnosed patients were only(More)