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.
Studies of large-scale land acquisitions tend to focus on the global or local scales, leading to insights that are either too general or too specific. Recent work on an intermediate scale – the nation-state of Laos – fills a crucial gap. Andreas Heinimann and Peter Messerli discuss the key findings and highlight the impacts on smallholders.
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 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...