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Climate Change and the Course of Global History: A Rough Journey

Climate Change and the Course of Global History presents the first global study by a historian to fully integrate the earth-system approach of the new climate science with the material history of humanity. 133 more words

Climate Change

the evolution of globally aggregated economic wealth

Thermodynamics of long-run economic innovation and growth

Timothy J. Garrett

(Submitted on 15 Jun 2013)

This article derives prognostic expressions for the evolution of globally aggregated economic wealth, productivity, inflation, technological change, innovation and growth.

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Genuine progress indicator

Genuine progress indicator, or GPI, is a metric that has been suggested to replace, or supplement, gross domestic product (GDP) as a measure of economic growth. 397 more words


Humans needs to change course to stay within planetary boundaries

Humans are the prime driver of the deteriorating “Earth System,” says an international research team that is calling for a change in trajectory.

“The only state of the planet that we know for certain can support contemporary human societies is now being destabilized,” says the report, published Thursday by the journal Science. 749 more words


State of Oceans Rapidly Deteriorating

Ocean health is being destroyed fast

Health of the oceans is deteriorating even faster than had previously been thought, says a report.

The world’s oceans are facing multiple threats including: 302 more words

Global Disasters

Earth System Governance - World Politics in the Anthropocene

Humans are no longer spectators who need to adapt to their natural environment. Our impact on the earth has caused changes that are outside the range of natural variability and are equivalent to such major geological disruptions as ice ages. 184 more words