Item description for Challenges of a Changing Earth by Will Steffen...
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 perspectives, and points the way towards the new scientific approaches needed to study the Earth System in the future. The book also summarises recent advances in understanding in global change science: the climate system, global biogeochemistry, land-ocean interactions and changing land cover and the Earth System.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.7" Width: 7.7" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 19, 2002
ISBN 3540433082 ISBN13 9783540433088
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More About Will Steffen
Will Steffen is Executive Director of the Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, and is also Science Adviser, Department of Climate Change, Australian Government. From 1998 to mid 2004, he served as Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, based in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests span a broad range within the fields of climate change and Earth System science, with an emphasis on incorporation of human processes in Earth System modelling and analysis; and on sustainability, climate change and the Earth System.
Will Steffen has an academic affiliation as follows - Australian National University, Canberra Division of Wildlife and Ecol.