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Valeria Hernandez, Vincent Moron, Florencia Fossa Riglos, and Eugenia Muzi

1. Introduction The relationship between climate and how it is understood by local communities is characterized as “perception,” lending this subject to subjectivity analysis ( Leiserowitz 2005 , 2007 ; Schlindwein et al. 2011 ; Bonatti 2011 ; Boulanger 2012 ; Aberra 2012 ). The studies usually begin with a questionnaire to evaluate the climatic effects on various socioeconomic sectors. For example, farmers are asked to identify the climatic characteristics they use to establish their

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L. Jen Shaffer and Leocadia Naiene

early growing season months are October, November, and December. We calculated average annual temperatures for summer and winter, generated a scatterplot of the values, and added a best-fit line to look at overall temperature trends for 1963–2008. We then ran a simple linear regression to determine if significant changes in temperature had occurred. A similar analysis was conducted for temperatures in the early growing season months. Although many authors use the convention of percent difference

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