• 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: October 21, 2013

Global Change Magazine No. 81

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 acidification, lessons the Maya might teach modern societies, the Anthropocene’s deeper past, bringing interdisciplinary sciences together, how moisture in soils predicts heat waves, ocean governance and the future of AIMES.

The following feature articles from this issue can be read on-line.


A regional view of global climate change

A landmark synthesis of continental regional temperature

histories highlights local climate changes over the last two

millennia


AIMES 2.0

Researchers who study Earth’s interlinked, complex natural

systems add social systems to their world view.


How soils send messages on heat waves

The strong link between soil moisture and heat waves could

pave the way for more accurate forecasts.


Ocean governance in the Anthropocene

How can societies improve how they govern and protect the

world’s marine resources?


Lessons from a simulated civilisation

A model of the ancient Maya sheds light on how environment

and trade interact, for societal growth – and collapse.


Using the planet

The Anthropocene began millennia earlier than commonly

reported, according to a provocative view of global change.


Leaping over disciplinary shadows

Working across research fields while engaging scientists,

policymakers and the public requires several key steps.

Here you can download articles to read them as Pdfs

Entire magazinePDF (pdf, 7.7 MB)


Cover and contentsPDF (pdf, 1.6 MB)


EditorialPDF (pdf, 518.3 kB)


NewsPDF (pdf, 692.8 kB)


Cover Story:
A regional view of global climate changePDF (pdf, 1.2 MB)

A landmark synthesis of continental regional temperature

histories highlights local climate changes over the last two

millennia


Features

AIMES 2.0PDF (pdf, 815.7 kB)

Researchers who study Earth’s interlinked, complex natural

systems add social systems to their world view.


How soils send messages on heat wavesPDF (pdf, 2.1 MB)

The strong link between soil moisture and heat waves could

pave the way for more accurate forecasts.


Ocean governance in the AnthropocenePDF (pdf, 888.5 kB)

How can societies improve how they govern and protect the

world’s marine resources?


Lessons from a simulated civilisationPDF (pdf, 692.4 kB)

A model of the ancient Maya sheds light on how environment

and trade interact, for societal growth – and collapse.


Using the planetPDF (pdf, 1.2 MB)

The Anthropocene began millennia earlier than commonly

reported, according to a provocative view of global change.


Leaping over disciplinary shadowsPDF (pdf, 780.6 kB)

Working across research fields while engaging scientists,

policymakers and the public requires several key steps.


Inforgraphic specials

Ocean acidificationPDF (pdf, 3.5 MB)

PAGES 2k regional temperature reconstructionsPDF (pdf, 4.8 MB)

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