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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


  • Author: Global Environmental Change Programmes
    Creator Type: Organization
  • Editor: Steffen, Will
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Editor: Tyson, Peter
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: IGBP Secretariat
    Place of Publication: Stockholm, Sweden
    Additional Info:


  • Creation: 2001


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 32 p. : ill.


  • Keyword: climate variability and change
  • Keyword: ecosystems
  • Keyword: climate models
  • Keyword: El Niño
  • Keyword: monsoons
  • Keyword: human contributions and responses
  • Keyword: paleoclimatology


  • Name: Environmental Policy Collection
    Code: ESDC


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

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  • Text


  • Text


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  • ISSN: 1650-7770
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc12041


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