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The Anthropocene, global change and sleeping giants: where on Earth are we going?

Steffen, Will

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The "climate problem" has come to the fore in public policy debates over the last year or so. The continuing high temperatures, the spate of intense tropical cyclones and deepening droughts in some parts of the world have focused attention on the issue of defining "dangerous climate change" [1]. This is often conceptualised as an upper limit to the rise in global mean temperature, for example, 2°C above pre-industrial levels, which in turn leads to a back calculation of the permissible...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSteffen, Will
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-21T00:22:31Z
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-20T06:02:54Z
dc.date.available2009-04-21T00:22:31Z
dc.date.available2010-12-20T06:02:54Z
dc.identifier.citationCarbon Balance and Management 1.3 (2006): 1-2
dc.identifier.issn1750-0680
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10440/86
dc.description.abstractThe "climate problem" has come to the fore in public policy debates over the last year or so. The continuing high temperatures, the spate of intense tropical cyclones and deepening droughts in some parts of the world have focused attention on the issue of defining "dangerous climate change" [1]. This is often conceptualised as an upper limit to the rise in global mean temperature, for example, 2°C above pre-industrial levels, which in turn leads to a back calculation of the permissible concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and then to the trajectories of the corresponding maximum anthropogenic carbon emissions.
dc.format2 pages
dc.publisherBioMed Central
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.sourceCarbon Balance and Management
dc.source.urihttp://www.cbmjournal.com/content/pdf/1750-0680-1-3.pdf
dc.titleThe Anthropocene, global change and sleeping giants: where on Earth are we going?
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume1
dcterms.dateAccepted2006-06-27
dc.date.issued2006-06-27
local.identifier.absfor040605
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3923986xPUB71
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSteffen, Will, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpageonline
local.identifier.doi10.1186/1750-0680-1-3
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T07:48:01Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-34248395014
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