• Using the Planet


    Even before the advent of agriculture, Homo sapiens kicked off an entirely new process of planetary change. Earth would never be the same. Instead of mere centuries, Erle C Ellis advances a broader view of the Anthropocene, over many millennia, and what that means for land stewardship.
  • Lessons from a simulated civilisation


    The rise and fall of the ancient Maya has
    intrigued historians and archaeologists for decades. Now, Earth-system scientists are taking a keen interest. Scott Heckbert asks: what role might environmental conditions and trade play in the growth and eventual collapse of a civilisation?

Global Change magazine

IGBP's magazine highlights the high-quality research arising from its core projects and projects that it co-sponsors. By including articles that draw linkages between science, society and policy, the magazine aspires to serve as a source of information not only to scientists, but also to funding agencies, policymakers, journalists and the general public.

Formerly known as the IGBP Newsletter, the magazine is available in electronic format below.


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2013-10-21
This issue’s cover story puts 2000 years of regional temperature histories into perspective. Also featured: two full-spread maps visualising the PAGES 2k regional temperature records and ocean acidification, lessons the Maya might teach modern societies, the Anthropocene’s deeper past, bringing interdisciplinary sciences together, how moisture in soils predicts heat waves, ocean governance and the future of AIMES.
2013-04-30
The cover story in this issue explores the phenomenon of land grabs by taking a closer look at the Southeast Asian nation of Laos. Also featured are articles on resilience in the face of sea-level rise, air pollution in large urban agglomerations and communication between various research communities.
2012-10-10
This issue highlights various aspects of Arctic climate change, including sea ice and methane. We also look at a new tool for analysing complex global challenges, the path ahead for the Earth-system science community and the aftermath of Rio+20.
2012-03-19
In this issue, we take a look at the Anthropocene, humanity's epoch. We also examine urban expansion, consumption of resources, natural catastrophes' effects on economics and how to better build our future.
2011-07-26
In this issue you can debate the influence of climate on history, familiarise yourselves with the International Nitrogen Initiative, and find out how publishing the "hockey stick" graph changed life for its authors.
2011-01-03
Articles in this issue focus on a range of topics, including the UN's Global Sustainability Panel, South American palaeoclimate, Geoengineering and Ocean Acidification. The regulars include news from the IGBP and global-change communities.
2010-06-01
Feature articles: an interview with Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom; new emissions scenarios to 2100; climate scepticism; land grabs in Africa.
2009-12-01
This is the inaugural issue of the Global Change magazine, which takes over from IGBP's newsletter. The issue -- timed to coincide with the Copenhagen climate talks -- focuses on recent carbon-cycle research. Articles span a wide range of topics, including planetary boundaries, the global carbon budget and China's urban emissions.
2009-04-01
The Ocean in a Changing World: The role of the ocean in regulating climate change is now recognised as being critical. But there are consequences for marine ecosystems and human livelihoods. This issue of the IGBP NewsLetter allows readers to wet their feet and sample marine results from across IGBP core projects.
2008-12-14
This issue highlights the 3rd IGBP Congress as well as the workshop held in September 2007 to celebrate IGBP's 20th anniversary.Posted: December 2008
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