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Holmes, WN 2005 , 'The Profession and the Big Picture' , Computer, vol. 38, no. 2 , 104, 102-103 , doi: 10.1109/MC.2005.73.

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The computing profession must tackle social challenges, the biggest of which is human society's continued survival. This essay reviews the nature of climate change and the importance of the computing industry and profession in understanding and mitigating its effects.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Holmes, WN
Keywords: climate change, climate modeling, climate change mitigation
Journal or Publication Title: Computer
ISSN: 0018-9162
DOI / ID Number: 10.1109/MC.2005.73
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A more formal version of this essay has been published as essay 6.4 in the author's book "Computers and People" (Wiley, 2006).
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