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Focus: Impacts of Humans and Their Economy on the Environment Last Updated on 2009-02-27 21:45:49 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a Dear Colleague Letter to the scientific community ". . . encouraging increased research . . . on the links among environment, society and the economy." Image Above: NSF is supporting research on climate change and Earth's environment, society and economy. Credit: Department of Sustainability and Environment, State of Victoria, Australia More »
Climate Change: Pandora's Box? Last Updated on 2009-01-27 00:00:00 On the Nature Blog, 'The Great Beyond', on January 27, 2009, Daniel Cressey wrote No way back from climate change Much like the sins in Pandora’s Box, once carbon dioxide is out, it’s not going away anytime soon. And it has real and quantifiable impacts. In this week’s PNAS, Susan Solomon, of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and her colleagues report that “the climate change that is taking place because of increases in carbon dioxide concentration is largely irreversible for 1,000 years after emissions stop”. See NOAA Press Release More »
Earth Forum Featured Commentary Last Updated on 2008-06-26 23:30:22 The Earth Forum is one component of the Earth Portal that provides the means for the interested public to engage in discussions with experts on environmental issues – science, policy, news, something happening in your local community, or on any other topic of interest. Participation is open to members of the Earth Portal Community. Click here to join the Earth Forum.   More »