• 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 1, 2008

Global Change Newsletter No. 71

IGBP’s special Congress issue of its Global Change NewsLetter adopted the Congress theme “Sustainable Livelihoods in a Changing Earth System”, with a particular focus on Global Environmental Change and the developing world. As a further outreach tool for the general public and policy makers, a factsheet on global environmental change in Africa was produced and included in the newsletter.

Posted: May 2008

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Guest Editorial by G. Midgley and M. Scholes.

Air Pollution In South America: A Global Change Driver and a Global Connector by L. Gallardo.

A Scientific and Technological Revolution for the Amazon by C. Nobre, M. Lahsen and J. Ometto.

Global Environmental Change and Food Security by P. Ericksen

Earth Systems Modelling: New Insights into the Future of Water, Land and their Interactions by J. Alcamo, M. Floerke, R. Schaldach, M. Weiss.

Establishing High Altitude Climate Observatory Systems in the Ethiopian Highlands by S. Grab, G. Zeleke, C. Drexler.

IGBP Fact Sheet: Global Environmental Change and Africa

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