08.08.2018

# New Publications

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Steffen, W.; et al. (2018): Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Steffen, W.; Rockström, J.; Richardson, K.; Lenton, T. M.; Folke, C.; Liverman, D. et al. (2018): Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1810141115.

"We explore the risk that self-reinforcing feedbacks could push the Earth System toward a planetary threshold that, if crossed, could prevent stabilization of the climate at intermediate temperature rises and cause continued warming on a “Hothouse Earth” pathway even as human emissions are reduced. Crossing the threshold would lead to a much higher global average temperature than any interglacial in the past 1.2 million years and to sea levels significantly higher than at any time in the Holocene. We examine the evidence that such a threshold might exist and where it might be. If the threshold is crossed, the resulting trajectory would likely cause serious disruptions to ecosystems, society, and economies."

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23.04.2013

# Projects

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Start of Geoengineering Working Paper Series: Geoengineering our Climate?

"Relying upon the written contributions of a global network of scholars, policy-makers, and civic environmentalists, around forty Working Papers (~5000 words) and Opinion Articles (~1500 words) will be released over 2013-2014, accompanied by a short video interview with their authors."

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