Large urban agglomerations inevitably lead to air pollution. But despite the significant impacts on human health and climate, we lack systematic measurements of air pollution in many cities. Megan L Melamed, Tong Zhu and Liisa Jalkanen discuss a new global assessment that illuminates the knowns and unknowns.
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 .
Berlin's Anthropocene Project kicks off with Will Steffen's keynote
The Anthropocene Project is an initiative of Berlin's House of World Cultures.
It is in cooperation with the Max Planck Society, Deutsches Museum, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich and Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam. The project stages dialogues, lectures, round tables, art events, music, films, game shows, debates and experiments.
This issue’s cover story puts 2000 years of regional temperature histories into perspective. Also featured: two full-spread maps visualising the PAGES 2k regional temperature records and ocean acidifi...