Global Change and the Earth System

A Planet Under Pressure

  • Steffen Will 
  • Sanderson Angelina 
  • Tyson Peter 
  • Jäger Jill 
  • Matson Pamela 
  • Moore Berrien III
  • Oldfield Frank 
  • Richardson Katherine 
  • Schellnhuber H. John 
  • Turner B. L. II
  • Wasson Robert J. 

Part of the Global Change — The IGBP Series book series (GLOBALCHANGE)

About this book

Introduction

The interactions between environmental change and human societies have a long, complex history spanning many millennia, but these have changed fundamentally in the last century. Human activities are now so pervasive and profound that they are altering the Earth in ways which threaten the very life support system upon which humans depend. This book describes what is known about the Earth System and the impact of changes caused by humans. It considers the consequences of these changes with respect to the stability of the Earth System and the well-being of humankind; as well as exploring future paths towards Earth System science in support of global sustainability.

Keywords

climate change earth system environmental change global change sustainability

Authors and affiliations

  • Steffen Will 
    • 1
  • Sanderson Angelina 
    • 2
  • Tyson Peter 
    • 3
  • Jäger Jill 
    • 4
  • Matson Pamela 
    • 5
  • Moore Berrien III
    • 6
  • Oldfield Frank 
    • 7
  • Richardson Katherine 
    • 8
  • Schellnhuber H. John 
    • 9
    • 10
  • Turner B. L. II
    • 11
  • Wasson Robert J. 
    • 12
  1. 1.Royal Swedish Academy of SciencesStockholm
  2. 2.Royal Swedish Academy of SciencesStockholm
  3. 3.Climatology Research GroupUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa
  4. 4.Initiative on Science and Technology for SustainabilityUSA
  5. 5.School of Earth SciencesStanford UniversityUSA
  6. 6.Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space (EOS)University of New HampshireDurhamUSA
  7. 7.Department of GeographyUniversity of LiverpoolUK
  8. 8.Department of Marine EcologyÅrhus UniversityDenmark
  9. 9.Tyndall Centre for Climate Change ResearchUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK
  10. 10.Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact ResearchGermany
  11. 11.Graduate School of Geography & George Perkins Marsh InstituteClark UniversityUSA
  12. 12.Centre for Resource and Environmental StudiesThe Australian National UniversityCanberra

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b137870
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-26594-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26607-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1619-2435
  • About this book