• A personal note on IGBP and the social sciences

    Humans are an integral component of the Earth system as conceptualised by IGBP. João Morais recalls key milestones in IGBP’s engagement with the social sciences and offers some words of advice for Future Earth.
  • IGBP and Earth observation:
    a co-evolution

    The iconic images of Earth beamed back by the earliest spacecraft helped to galvanise interest in our planet’s environment. The subsequent evolution and development of satellites for Earth observation has been intricately linked with that of IGBP and other global-change research programmes, write Jack Kaye and Cat Downy .
Published: May 6, 2011

IGBP Climate Change Index

The IGBP Climate Change Index provides an annual snapshot of the general climate trend. It is like a Dow Jones index for climate.
The climate change index was launched at the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2009.

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IGBP Climate change index

The IGBP Climate-Change Index brings together key indicators of global change:

  • Atmospheric carbon dioxide
  • Temperature
  • Sea level
  • Arctic sea-ice minimum

It is released annually.

Watch a slide show of the Climate-change index

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