The Arctic is warming twice as quickly as the rest of the world, with significant consequences for northern Eurasia. Cat Downy discusses how the European Space Agency is working with researchers to combine remotely sensed, field and laboratory data in this hard-to-access region.
The Planet Under Pressure conference underscored a rapidly changing landscape of Earth-system science. Mike Raupach says that the path ahead should combine the need for wider engagement with a continuing commitment to reason.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon opens RIo+20 summit with state of the planet film co-produced by IGBP and Globaia
UN's largest summit, Rio+20, kicks off with film co-produced by IGBP
The UN's largest event, Rio+20, opened last week with a short state-of-the-planet film encapsulating 20 years of IGBP research including concepts such as the Anthropocene and the Great Acceleration. The film, Welcome to the Anthropocene, was produced by IGBP's Owen Gaffney and Globaia's Felix Pharand Deschenes.
The 3-minute data visualization was originally developed for the Anthropocene.info website and commissioned by the Planet Under Pressure conference. The film takes the viewer on a journey across the planet and through the last 250 years of Earth's history - from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 summit.
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...