• 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 2, 2014

Global Change Magazine No. 82

This issue features a full-spread infographic on deltas at risk, accompanied by a Q&A with IGBP Chair James Syvitski. You can also read about coastal megacities, the progress in crystallising the Sustainable Development Goals and recent developments in land-atmosphere research.


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


Cover Story:

Dynamic deltas
Human activities are causing many deltas to sink faster than global sea level is rising.


Features

Coastal megacities: risks and opportunities
The dynamic interactions between large urban agglomerations and coastal zones demand innovative policy and research agendas.


From clouds to carbon:land-atmosphere interactions in the spotlight
A snapshot of cutting-edge research on land-atmosphere interactions.


Sustainable Development Goals:improving human and planetary wellbeing
Momentum is building towards the development of universally applicable sustainable development goals.


Infographic special

Deltas at risk

Here you can download articles to read them as Pdfs


Entire magazinePDF (pdf, 4.1 MB)


Cover and contentsPDF (pdf, 617 kB)


EditorialPDF (pdf, 87.7 kB)


NewsPDF (pdf, 258.6 kB)


Cover Story:

Dynamic deltasPDF (pdf, 270.7 kB)
Human activities are causing many deltas to sink faster than global sea level is rising.


Features

Coastal megacities: risks and opportunities PDF (pdf, 441.6 kB)
The dynamic interactions between large urban agglomerations and coastal zones demand innovative policy and research agendas.


From clouds to carbon:PDF (pdf, 1.6 MB)land-atmosphere interactions in the spotlightPDF (pdf, 1.6 MB)
A snapshot of cutting-edge research on land-atmosphere interactions.


Sustainable Development Goals:PDF (pdf, 595.1 kB)improving human and planetary wellbeingPDF (pdf, 595.1 kB)
Momentum is building towards the development of universally applicable sustainable development goals.


Inforgraphic special

Deltas at riskPDF (pdf, 879.9 kB)

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