Challenges of a Changing Earth: Proceedings of the Global by Will Steffen,Jill Jäger,David J. Carson,Clare Bradshaw

By Will Steffen,Jill Jäger,David J. Carson,Clare Bradshaw

This quantity relies on plenary displays from demanding situations of a altering Earth, a world switch Open technology convention held in Amsterdam, The Neth- lands, in July 2001. The assembly introduced jointly approximately 1400 scientists from a hundred and five co- attempts worldwide to explain, speak about and debate the newest clinical - derstanding of normal and human-driven adjustments to our planet. It tested the consequences of those adjustments on our societies and our lives, and explored what the long run may well carry. The displays drew upon international switch technology from an incredibly wide selection of disciplines and ways. problems with societal value – the meals approach, air caliber, the carbon cycle, and water assets – have been highlighted from either coverage and technological know-how views. a few of the talks offered the interesting medical advances of the previous decade of foreign examine on international switch. a number of challenged the medical neighborhood sooner or later. What are the visionary and inventive new ways wanted for learning a posh planetary approach within which human actions are in- mately interwoven with average tactics? This quantity goals to trap the timeliness and pleasure of the technological know-how p- sented in Amsterdam. The plenary audio system got a frightening activity: to breed their shows in a manner that can provide their clinical messages adequately and in enough element yet whilst reaches a really wide viewers well past their very own disciplines. additionally, they have been required to do that in exactly a couple of pages.

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