Scale words in ACIA's scientific chapters
The table shows the significant correlations between mentions of some words referring to spatial scale (global, regional, local) and selected words in the chapters of the ACIA scientific report (0.01 confidence levels) based on Kendall's tau. The number of mentions in each chapter has been corrected for the size of the chapter. The following words were included in the analysis: global, regional local, community, people, indigenous, political, temperature, precipitation, ice, snow, permafrost, ecosystem, species, marine, terrestrial, freshwater, atmosphere, chemical, economic, social, biology, cultural, im-pact(s), adaptation, vulnerability, sustainable, conservation, resource(s), ultraviolet or UV, biodiversity, carbon, model(s), scenario, monitoring, observation(s) case study(ies), and IPCC.
Positive correlations Negative correlations
Global IPCC 0.630 community 0.490
model 0.582 atmosphere 0.551
Local cultural 0.661 atmosphere 0.459
adaptation 0.660 indigenous 0.630 social 0.593 people 0.581 political 0.509 economic 0.503 resource(s) 0.477
Use of scale words
i i global
□ regional local
Comparing ACIA and IPCC
The bar graph illustrates how often the words global, regional, and local are mentioned in the ACIA scientific report and the 2001 reports from IPCC's Working Groups I and II. The number of mentions have been corrected for the size of the reports with the ACIA report as standard.
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