• Using the Planet


    Even before the advent of agriculture, Homo sapiens kicked off an entirely new process of planetary change. Earth would never be the same. Instead of mere centuries, Erle C Ellis advances a broader view of the Anthropocene, over many millennia, and what that means for land stewardship.
  • Lessons from a simulated civilisation


    The rise and fall of the ancient Maya has
    intrigued historians and archaeologists for decades. Now, Earth-system scientists are taking a keen interest. Scott Heckbert asks: what role might environmental conditions and trade play in the growth and eventual collapse of a civilisation?

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2013-11-19
A new data visualization released on the first day of the plenary negotiations at the UNFCCC’s climate negotiations (COP-19) in Warsaw articulates climate risks and the challenge of remaining below 2 degrees.
2013-10-22
Videos now online from the Stockholm public forum to mark the launch of the IPCC's climate report, 28 September 2013 (Fifth Assessment Report Working Group I summary for policymakers). The event was organized by IGBP and partners.
2013-09-19
Livestream begins 13:00, Saturday 28 September
2013-06-12
A new data visualization, produced by IGBP and Globaia, charts how the global water cycle is changing as a result of human pressure. The three-minute film was commissioned by the Global Water System Project (GWSP) for its 2013 open science conference, Water in the Anthropocene, held in Bonn.
2013-04-24
This Second Australian Earth System Outlook Conference, explored a small selection of globally significant “ticking time bombs” which pose risks of unmanageable, undesirable change unless anticipatory actions are taken that fall well outside the corrective capacity of the invisible hand of economic market forces.
2013-01-23
Thorsten Kiefer from IGBP's core project Past Global Changes (PAGES) discusses the 2000-year climate records across continents.
2013-01-22
The Anthropocene Project is an initiative of Berlin's House of World Cultures.
2013-01-22
Canberra, Australia 26-27 November 2012.
2012-12-20
Stockholm Seminar Series. Director of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change Ananatha Duraiappah discusses the Inclusive Wealth Report. IGBP is a sponsor of the Stockholm Seminar series.
2012-12-20
A new series of short interviews with the Future Earth transition team articulate why Future Earth and why now.
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