Publisher Name: IGBP Secretariat
Publisher Info: http://www.igbp.net/
Place of Publication: Stockholm, Sweden
The PAGES research community works toward improving our understanding of the Earth's changing environment. By placing current and future global changes in a long term perspective, they can be assessed relative to natural variability. Since the industrial revolution, the Earth System has become increasingly affected by human activities. Natural and human processes are woven into a complex tapestry of forcings, responses, feedbacks and consequences. Deciphering this complexity is essential as we plan for the future. Paleoenvironmental research is the only way to investigate Earth System processes that operate on timescales longer than the period of instrumental records.
32 p. : ill.
|Keyword(s):||climate variability and change | ecosystems | climate models | El Niño | monsoons | human contributions and responses | paleoclimatology|
|Series Title:||IGBP Science|
|Added Title:||International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Science No. 4|
Environmental Policy Collection