• From clouds to carbon:
    land-atmosphere interactions
    in the spotlight


    Understanding the interface between the land and the atmosphere has been an important component of IGBP’s research. Here we highlight three recent contributions that resulted from research sponsored by the Integrated Land Ecosystem–Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS).

  • Coastal megacities:
    risks and opportunities


    Every year, more and more people are flocking to live near the sea’s edge, often congregating in massive cities. Sophie Blackburn and Mark Pelling explore what happens when urban and coastal zones collide.

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.


Latest
2014-11-17
Here you can download early copies of the IGBP Global Change Newsletter as pdfs.
2014-05-02
This issue features a full-spread infographic on deltas at risk, accompanied by a Q&A with IGBP Chair James Syvitski. You can also read about coastal megacities, the progress in crystallising the Sustainable Development Goals and recent developments in land-atmosphere research.
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.
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