There are probably more than a thousand manuals on how to write a great thesis (some of my favorites can be found here, here and here). They will stress the importance of structure, substance and style. They will urge you to write down your methodology and results first, then progress to the literature review, introduction and conclusions and to write the summary or abstract last. To write clearly and directly with the reader's expectations always in mind. All of these tips are very valuable, but which tips apply to writing academically in the domain of data science?
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There have been dramatic advances in understanding the physical science of climate change, facilitated by substantial and reliable research support. The social value of these advances depends on understanding their implications for society, an arena where research support has been more modest and research progress slower. Some advances have been made in understanding and formalizing climate-economy linkages, but knowledge gaps remain [e.g., as discussed in (1, 2)]. We outline three areas where we believe research progress on climate economics is both sorely needed, in light of policy relevance, and possible within the next few years given appropriate funding: (i) refining the social cost of carbon (SCC), (ii) improving understanding of the consequences of particular policies, and (iii) better understanding of the economic impacts and policy choices in developing economies.