The 2010-2011 La Niña weather event brought lush vegetation to vast semi-arid regions in the Southern Hemisphere and altered the delicate balance of the global carbon sinks. Owen Gaffney explores how La Niña might change in the future and what that might imply.
A new series of short interviews with the Future Earth transition team articulate why Future Earth and why now.
Future Earth is a new 10-year international research initiative on global sustainability. It will mobilize thousands of scientists in an international research endeavour and create new partnerships with policy, industry and society.
Johan Rockström introduces Future Earth
How will Future Earth affect the international funding landscape?
How will Future Earth work in practice?
What are the main challenges facing Future Earth?
What is the vision of Future Earth?
Why do we need Future Earth?
How will Future Earth respond directly to the needs of people?
This issue features a special section on carbon. You can read about peak greenhouse-gas emissions in China, the mitigation of black carbon emissions and the effect of the 2010-2011 La Niña event on gl...