Rising sea levels will eventually threaten many coastal cities. But a dominant focus on the long-term endgame should not unduly restrict our options to deal with the more immediate consequences of climate change, says Richard Little.
Studies of large-scale land acquisitions tend to focus on the global or local scales, leading to insights that are either too general or too specific. Recent work on an intermediate scale – the nation-state of Laos – fills a crucial gap. Andreas Heinimann and Peter Messerli discuss the key findings and highlight the impacts on smallholders.
The Executive Summary of the volume Global Change and the Earth System, A Planet Under Pressure is used at several Swedish Universities as teaching material. In 2006 it was translated into Urdu, and the translation can also be downloaded below.
This issue highlights various aspects of Arctic climate change, including sea ice and methane. We also look at a new tool for analysing complex global challenges, the path ahead for the Earth-system...