Global Change - The IGBP Series

Challenges of a Changing Earth

Proceedings of the Global Change Open Science Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 10–13 July 2001

Editors: Steffen, W., Jäger, J., Carson, D.J., Bradshaw, C. (Eds.)

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This volume is based on plenary presentations from Challenges of a Changing Earth, a Global Change Open Science Conference held in Amsterdam, The Neth- lands, in July 2001. The meeting brought together about 1400 scientists from 105 co- tries around the world to describe, discuss and debate the latest scientific - derstanding of natural and human-driven changes to our planet. It examined the effects of these changes on our societies and our lives, and explored what the future might hold. The presentations drew upon global change science from an exceptionally wide range of disciplines and approaches. Issues of societal importance – the food system, air quality, the carbon cycle, and water resources – were highlighted from both policy and science perspectives. Many of the talks presented the exciting scientific advances of the past decade of international research on global change. Several challenged the scientific community in the future. What are the visionary and creative new approaches needed for studying a complex planetary system in which human activities are in- mately interwoven with natural processes? This volume aims to capture the timeliness and excitement of the science p- sented in Amsterdam. The plenary speakers were given a daunting task: to reproduce their presentations in a way that delivers their scientific messages accurately and in sufficient detail but at the same time reaches a very broad audience well beyond their own disciplines. Furthermore, they were required to do this in just a few pages.

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Praise for Will Steffen's, Challenges of a Changing Earth

American Meteorological Society

"This book presents a state-of-the-science overview of global change and its consequences for human societies. It highlights four areas of critical importance: food, water resources, air quality, and the carbon cycle. From both science and policy prespectives; discusses the new scientific approaches needed to study the Earth system in the future; and summarizes recent advances in understanding in global change science."


Table of contents (40 chapters)

  • Opening Address

    Pronk, Jan

    Pages 3-5

  • Challenges of a Changing Earth

    Moore, Berrien

    Pages 7-17

  • Toward Integrated Land-Change Science: Advances in 1.5 Decades of Sustained International Research on Land-Use and Land-Cover Change

    Turner, B. L.

    Pages 21-26

  • Climate Variability and Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics: Implications for Sustainability

    Fogarty, Michael J.

    Pages 27-29

  • Food in the 21st Century: Global Climate of Disparities

    Shah, Mahendra

    Pages 31-38

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges of a Changing Earth
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Global Change Open Science Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 10–13 July 2001
Editors
  • Will Steffen
  • Jill Jäger
  • David J. Carson
  • Clare Bradshaw
Series Title
Global Change - The IGBP Series
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19016-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19016-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-43308-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62407-0
Series ISSN
1619-2435
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 216
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