• 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 8, 2012

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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 science community and the aftermath of Rio+20.
Feature articles in this issue include:

A silver lining to Arctic clouds?

Methane: Not a damp squib, not yet a time bomb

Mapping a planet under pressure

A Rio retrospective

Earth-system science at a crossroads

Zooming in over the northern latitudes

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