Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet

@article{Steffen2015PlanetaryBG,
  title={Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet},
  author={W. Steffen and K. Richardson and J. Rockstr{\"o}m and Sarah E. Cornell and I. Fetzer and E. Bennett and R. Biggs and S. Carpenter and W. de Vries and C. D. de Wit and C. Folke and D. Gerten and Jens Heinke and G. Mace and Linn M. Persson and V. Ramanathan and B. Reyers and S. S{\"o}rlin},
  journal={Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={347}
}
  • W. Steffen, K. Richardson, +15 authors S. Sörlin
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Science
  • Crossing the boundaries in global sustainability The planetary boundary (PB) concept, introduced in 2009, aimed to define the environmental limits within which humanity can safely operate. This approach has proved influential in global sustainability policy development. Steffen et al. provide an updated and extended analysis of the PB framework. Of the original nine proposed boundaries, they identify three (including climate change) that might push the Earth system into a new state if crossed… CONTINUE READING

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