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Earth System Analysis for Sustainability uses an integrated systems approach to provide a panoramic view of planetary dynamics since the inception of life some four billion years ago and to identify principles for responsible management of the global environment in the future. Perceiving our planet as a single entity with hypercomplex, often unpredictable behavior, the authors use Earth system analysis to study global changes past and future. They explore the question of whether the unprecedented human-originated changes transforming the ecosphere today will end a 10,000-year period of climate stability.The book presents the complete story of the inseparably intertwined evolution of life and matter on Earth, focusing on four major topics: long-term geosphere-biosphere interaction and the possibility of using extrasolar planets to test various geophysical hypotheses; the Quaternary Earth System's modes of operation; current planetary dynamics under human pressure; and transition to global sustainability. Written by leading figures in the disciplines of geology, climatology, evolution, biogeochemistry, macroeconomics, and institutions theory, Earth System Analysis for Sustainability analyzes the driving forces behind global change and uses this knowledge to propose principles to propose principles for global stewardship.

Synopsis:

Demonstrates how understanding the intertwined evolution of the Earth's geosphere and biosphere can contribute to the achievement of global sustainability.

About the Author

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is Research Director of the Tyndall Centre, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia and Founding Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany.William C. Clark is Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.Martin Claussen is Managing Director and Head of the Climate System Department at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.Hermann Held is Head of the Mitigation Options research group within the Department of Integrated Systems Analysis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262195133
Editor:
Schellnhuber, Hans-Joachim
Editor:
Crutzen, Paul J.
Editor:
Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim
Editor:
Crutzen, Paul J.
Editor:
Clark, William C.
Author:
Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim
Author:
Clark, William C.
Author:
ber, Hans Joachim
Author:
Held, Hermann
Author:
Schellnhu
Author:
Claussen, Martin
Author:
Crutzen, Paul J.
Editor:
Clark, William C.
Publisher:
MIT Press (MA)
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
System analysis
Subject:
Environmental sciences
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Series:
Dahlem Workshop Reports Earth System Analysis for Sustainability
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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