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IGBP Newsletter 'Global Change' No 76, Jan. 2011 (2011)
Planet under Pressure
Top funders are calling on the international research programmes to refocus efforts to deliver knowledge that supports action and adaptation to regional environmental change. The International Council for Science – IGBP’s sponsor – is challenging the four global-environmental-change programmes to better integrate social science research and provide policy-relevant knowledge in the service of global sustainability.
Articles in this issue:
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is searching for new solutions to global sustainability.
Phosphorus: How much is enough?
A closer look at the debate about the availability of an essential plant nutrient and valuable commodity.
Climate geoengineering. Could we? Should we?
Geoengineering is now part of mainstream vocabulary. Is it a solution to the problem or a solution with a problem?
Climate change’s famous cousin
An analysis of the implications of ocean acidification for marine ecosystems and the economies they support.
Climate variability in the southern hemisphere
At last, South American palaeoclimate is receiving muchneeded attention.
Mountain glaciers face the heat
Melting glaciers will affect societies and ecosystems. The impacts are region-specific and need careful evaluation.
The perfect storm
There is a strong link between soil moisture and storms in the dusty Sahel.