Global Change and the Earth System: A planet under pressure

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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.

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32 p. : ill.

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Global Environmental Change Programmes 2001.

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    Place of Publication: Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Main Title: Global Change and the Earth System: A planet under pressure
  • Series Title: IGBP Science
  • Added Title: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Science No. 4

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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.

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32 p. : ill.

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[harvested 2009-10-28]

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Environmental Policy Collection

The Environmental Policy Collection contains reports, policy documents, and media selected from local, statewide, national, and international organizations; government and private agencies; and scientific and research institutions. The collection also contains theses and dissertations relevant to environmental policy.

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  • 2001

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  • March 16, 2010, 3:46 p.m.

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  • March 23, 2010, 5:55 p.m.

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Global Environmental Change Programmes. Global Change and the Earth System: A planet under pressure, text, 2001; Stockholm, Sweden. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12041/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .