Spring 2018: Introduction to Mitigation and Adaptation Studies

Local Links:
Overview (print)
Legal and formal issues (print)
Class Schedule (print)
Class Pages (print)
2/2-Form (docx, pdf)
All Questions (print)
Student Project Details (print)
Student Project Topics (print)
References (print)
Print All
Access to Workspace

Introduction to Mitigation and Adaptation Studies

Course: IDS/BIOL/OEAS 466W; BIOL/OEAS 566 (three credits)
CRNs: 32181, 31655, 31049, 31656, 32252
Course title: Introduction to Mitigation and Adaptation Studies
Instructors: Dr. Hans-Peter Plag and Dr. Tatyana Lobova
Term: Spring 2018
Time: Mondays and Wednesday, 3:00-4:14 PM
Location: Oceanography Bldg 0202

References

Barnosky, A. D., Hadly, E. A., Bascompte, J., Berlow, E. L., Brown, J. H., Fortelius, M., Getz, W. M., Harte, J., Hastings, A., Marquet, P. A., Martinez, N. D., Mooers, A., Roopnarine, P., Vermeij, G., Williams, J. W., Gillespie, R., Kitzes, J., Marshall, C., Matzke, N., Mindell, D. P., Revilla, E., Smith, A. B., 2012. Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere. Nature, 486, 52-58, doi:10.1038/nature11018.

Berger, A., Brown, C., Kousky, C., Zeckhauser, R., 2011. The Challenge of degraded environments: How common biases impair effective policy. Risk Analysis, 31(9) 1423-1433. pdf.

Blaustein, R., 2015. Predicting Tipping Points. World Policy Journal, XXVII(1), http://www.worldpolicy.org/journal/spring2015/tipping-points.

Bond, D. P. G., Grasby, S. E., 2017. On the causes of mass extinctions. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 478, 3-29. Doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.11.005.

Boyce, J. K., 2013. Economics, The Environment and Our Common Wealth. Edward Elgar Publishing Inc.

Breitburg, D., Levin, L. A., Oschlies, A., Grégoire, M., Chavez, F. P., Conley, D. J., Garçon, V., Gilbert, D., Gutiérrez, D., Isensee, K., Jacinto, G. S., Limburg, K. E., Montes, I., Naqvi, S. W. A., Pitcher, G. C., Rabalais, N. N., Roman, M . R., Rose, K. A., Seibel, B . A., Telszewski, M., Yasuhara, M., Zhang, J., 2018. Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters. Science, 359(6371), eaam7240. DOI: 10.1126/science.aam7240.

Brown, L., 2011. World on the Edge - How to prevent environmental and economic collapse. Earth Policy Institute.

Brown, T, Katz, B., 2009. Change by Design. HarperCollins e-books.

Brown, V. A., Harris, J. A., Russell, J. Y. (eds.), 2010. Tackling Wicked Problems - Through the Transdisciplinary Imagination. Earthscan, London, New York.

Carpenter, S. R., Pingali, P. L., Bennett, E. M., Zurek, M. B. (eds.), 2005. Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Scenarios, Volume 2. Island Press, Washington.

Casti, J. L., 2012. X-Events - The Collapse of Everthing, HarperCollins Publisher, New York.

Cheng, L., Trenberth, K. E., Palmer, M. D., Zhu, J., and Abraham, J. P.: Observed and simulated full-depth ocean heat-content changes for 1970–2005, Ocean Sci., 12, 925-935, doi:10.5194/os-12-925-2016, 2016. See http://www.ocean-sci.net/12/925/2017/.

Chopra, K., Leemans, R., Kumar, P., Simons, H. (eds.), 2005. Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Policy Responses, Volume 3. Island Press, Washington.

Clark, W. C. and Dickson, N. M., 2002. Sustainability science: the emerging research program, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 100(14), 8059-8061.

Committee on Climate Change, 2016. Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017. Available at https://www.theccc.org.uk/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017/.

Committee on Understanding and Monitoring Abrupt Climate Change and Its Impacts; Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council, 2013. Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises. National Research Council, USA. ISBN 978-0-309-28773-9, DOI 10.17226/18373. Available at https://www.nap.edu/download/18373.

Conklin, J., 2006. Dialogue Mapping - Building Shared Understanding of Wicked Problems. John Wiley and Sons LtD, Chichester.

Costanza, R., Kubiszewski, I., Giovannini, E., Lovins, H., McGlade, J., Pickett, K. E., Ragnarsdottir, K. V., Roberts, D., De Vogli, R., & Wilkinson, R., 2014. Time to leave the GDP behind, Nature, 505, 284-285.

Costanza, R., Alperovitz, G., Daly, H., Farley, J., Franco, C., Jackson, T., Kubiszewski, I., Schor, J., and Victor, P., 2013. Building a sustainable and desirable economy-in-society-in-nature. In The Worldwatch Institute: State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? Island Press, Washington, D.C.

Costanza, R., d'Arge, R., de Groot, R., Farber, S., Grasso, M., Hannon, B., Limburg, K., Naeem, S., O'Neill, R. V., Paruelo, J., Raskin, R. G., Sutton, P., & van den Belt, M., 1997. The value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital, Nature, 387, 253-261.

Credit Suisse, 2016. Global wealth 2016: The year in review, Tech. rep., Credit Suisse, Switzerland.

Doncaster, C. P., Chavez, V. A., Viguier, C., Wang, R., Zhang, E., Dong, X., Dearing, J. A., Langdon, P. G., Dyke, J. G., 2016. Early warning of critical transitions in biodiversity from compositional disorder. Ecology, DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1558.

Dvorsky, G., 2016. Rising sea level threaten nearly a trillion dollars worth of U.S. homes. Gismodo, August 3, 2016. See http://gizmodo.com/rising-sea-levels-threaten-nearly-a-trillion-dollars-wo-1784775754 and the Zillow report for more details.

Edmondson, A. C., 2016. Wicked-Problem Solvers. Harvard Business Review, June 2016 Issue. Online Version.

Ekstrom, J. K., Moser, S. C., Torn, M., 2011. Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation: A Diagnostic Framework. Public Interest Energy Research Program. Final Project Report. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. pdf.

Epstein, J., 2008. Why Models. JASSS, 11, 4, 12. See http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/11/4/12.html.

Evans, J. and Karvonen, A., 2016. Living laboratories for sustainability, in Cities and Low Carbon Transition, edited by H. Bulkeley, V. Castán Broto, M. Hodson, and S. Marvin, pp. 126-141, Routledge, London.

Greer, J. M., 2011. The Wealth of Nature - Economics as if Survival Matters. New Society Publisher.

Glantz, M. H., Kelman, I. 2013. Thoughts on dealing with climate change ... as if the future matters. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 4(1), 1 — 8. DOI: 10.1007/s13753-013-0002-1. html.

Griggs, D., Stafford-Smith, M., Gaffney, O., Rockström, J., Öhman, M. C., Shyamsundar, P., Steffen, W., Glaser, G., Kanie, N., Noble, I., 2013. Sustainable development goals for people and planet. Nature, 495, 305-307.

Group on Earth Observations, 2016. Geospatial information and earth observations: Supporting official statistics in monitoring the {SDGs}, Tech. rep., Report of the GEO Initiative GI-18; Group on Earth Observation, GEO Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland.

Group on Earth Observations, 2017. Earth Observations in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Tech. rep., Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on behalf of GEO under the EO4SDG Initiative.

Grunwald, A., 2015. Transformative Wissenschaft. Eine neue Ordnung im Wissenschaftsbetrieb?, GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 24(1), 17-20.

Heal, G., 2017. Endangered Economies - How the Neglect of Nature Threatens our Prosperity. Columbia University Press, New York.

Hallegatte, S., Green, C., Nicholls, R. J., Corfee-Morlot, J., 2013. Future flood losses in major coastal cities. Nature Clim. Change, online publication on 2013/08/18/. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1979.

Hansen, J., Sato, M., Hearty, P., Ruedy, R., Kelley, M., Masson-Delmotte, V., Russell, G., Tselioudis, G., Cao, J., Rignot, E., Velicogna, I., Kandiano, E., von Schuckmann, K., Kharecha, P., Legrande, A. N., Bauer, M., Lo, K.-W., 2016. Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms: evidence from paleoclimate data, climate modeling, and modern observations that 2oC global warming is highly dangerous, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 3761-3812, 2016. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-3761-2016

Hassan, R., Scholes, R., Ash, N. (eds.), 2005. Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Current State and Trends, Volume 1. Island Press, Washington.

ICSU, 2017. A Guide to SDG Interactions: from Science to Implementation, Tech. rep., International Council for Science (ICSU), Paris, D.J. Griggs, M. Nilsson, A. Stevance, D. McCollum (eds). DOI: 10.24948/2017.01.

IPCC, 2013: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Stocker, T.F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 1535 pp.

IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Core Writing Team, R.K. Pachauri and L.A. Meyer (eds.)]. IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland, 151 pp. Available at http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/syr/.

IUCN, 2016. Explaining Ocean Warming: Causes, scale, effects and consequences - Executive Summary. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Available at https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/46254.

Jackson, T., 2009. Prosperity without Growth - Economics for a Finite Planet, Earthscan, New York.

Jules-Plag, S. and Plag, H.-P., 2016a. Supporting Agenda 2030's Sustainable Development Goals - agend-based models and GeoDesign, ApoGeoSpatial, 31(4), 24-30.

Jules-Plag, S. and Plag, H.-P., 2016b. Supporting the implementation of SDGs, Geospatial World, 08/15/2016, http://www.geospatialworld.net/article/supporting--implementation--sdgs/.

Kahneman, D., 2011. Thinking, Fast and Slow. Farrar, Staus, and Girrow.

Kahneman, D., Lovallo, D., Sibony, O., 2011. Before you make that decision. Harvard Business Review, June 2011, 51-60. pdf.

Karvonen, A. and van Heur, B., 2014. Urban laboratories: experiments in reworking cities, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38(2), 379-392.

Kates, R., Clark, W. C., Hall, J. M., Jaeger, C., Lowe, I., McCarthy, J. J., ..., and Gallopin, G. C., 2001. Sustainability science, Science, 292, 641-642.

Kirchhoff, C.J., Lemos, M.C., Dessai, S., 2013. Actionable knowledge for environmental decision making: Broadening the usability of climate science, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 38, 393-414. pdf.

Kolbert, E., 2017. Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds - New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason. The New Yorker, http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds.

Kolko, J., 2012. Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving. Austin Center for Design. Online Version.

Kremen, C., Williams, N. M., Aizen, M. A., et al. (2007). Pollination and other ecosystem services produced by mobile organisms: a conceptual framework for the effects of land‐use change. Ecology Letters, 10, 299-314.

Korten, D. C., 2015. Change the Story, Change the Future - A Living Economy for a Living Earth. Berrett-Koehler Publisher.

Lindner, M., Garcia-Gonzalo, J., Kolström, M., Green, T., Reguera, R., Maroschek, M., Seidl, R., Lexer, M. J., Netherer, S., Schopf, A., Kremer, A., Delzon, S., Barbati, A., Marchetti, M., Corona, P., 2008. Impacts of Climate Change on European Forests and Options for Adaptation. Report to the European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, AGRI-2007-G4-06.

Lee, S. and Lebowitz, S., 2015. 20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions. Business Insider, August 26, 2015. See http://www.businessinsider.com/cognitive-biases-that-affect-decisions-2015-8. See also the Wikipedia article on cognitive distortions.

Lenton, T. M., Schellnhuber, H. J., 2007. Tipping the scales. Nature Reports Climate Change, 1(7), 97-98. doi:10.1038/climate.2007.65, available at http://www.nature.com/climate/2007/0712/full/climate.2007.65.html.

Lenton, Timothy M., Held, Hermann, Kriegler, Elmar, Hall, Jim W., Lucht, Wolfgang, Rahmstorf, Stefan, Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim, 2008. Tipping elements in the Earth's climate system. PNAS, 105(6), 1786-1793, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0705414105. http://www.pnas.org/content/105/6/1786.

Levin, K., Cashore, B., Bernstein, S., Auld, G., 2012. Overcoming the tragedy of super wicked problems: constraining our future selves to ameliorate global climate change. Policy Sciences, 45(2), 123–152. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11077-012-9151-0.

Looi, M. K., 2016. Its getting too hot to work and it could cost the global economy trillions. Quartz, July 20, 2016. http://qz.com/735993/its-getting-too-hot-to-work-and-it-could-cost-the-global-economy-trillions/. See https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/tca-htf071416.php for access to the papers.

Martin, J., Lusher, A., Thompson, R. C., Morley, A., 2017. The Deposition and Accumulation of Microplastics in Marine Sediments and Bottom Water from the Irish Continental Shelf. Scientific Reports, 7(Article 10772), DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-11079-2.

Miller, T. R., 2013. Constructing sustainability science: emerging perspectives and research trajectories, Sustainability science, 8(2), 279-293.

Miller, T. R., Wiek, A., Sarewitz, D., Robinson, J., Olsson, L., Kriebel, D., and Loorbach, D., 2014. The future of sustainability science: a solutions-oriented research agenda, Sustainability science, 9(2), 239-246.

Moss, R. H., Meehl, G. A., Lemos, M. C., Smith, J. B., Arnold, J. R., Behar, D., Brasseur, G. P., Broomell, S. B., Busalacchi, A. J., Dessai, S., Ebi, K. L., Edmonds, J. A., Furlow, J., Goddard, L., Hartmann, H. C., Hurrell, J. W., Katzenberger, J. W., Liverman, D. M., Mote, P. W., Moser, S. C., Kumar, A., Pulwarty, R. S., Seyller, E. A., Turner II, B. L., Washington, W. M., Wilbanks, T. J., 2013. Climate Change - Hell, High Water: Practice-Relevant Adaptation Science. Science, 342, 696-698, DOI: 10.1126/science.1239569.

Nature Climate Change, 2013. Editorial: Certain uncertainty. Nature Clim. Change, 3(8), 689. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1978.

Nilsson, M., Griggs, D., and Visbeck, M., 2016a. Policy: Map the interactions between Sustainable Development Goals}, Nature, 534, 320-322, doi:10.1038/534320a.

Nilsson, M., Griggs, D., Visbeck, M., and Ringler, C., 2016b. A draft framework for understanding SDG interactions, Tech. rep., ICSU - International Council for Science, Paris.

J,Obersteiner, M., Walsh, B., Frank, S., Havl&iaccute;k, P., Cantele, M., Liu, J., Palazzo, A., Herrero, M., Lu, Y., Mosnier, A., Valin, H., Riahi, K., Kraxner, F., Fritz, S., and van Vuuren, D., 2016. Assessing the land resource— food price nexus of the sustainable development goals, Science Advances, 2(9), 10.1126/sciadv.1501499.

Paolisso, M., Douglas, E., Enrici, Akirshen,P., Watson,C., Ruth, M., 2012. Climate Change, Justice, and Adaptation among African American Communities in the Chesapeake Bay Region, Weather , Climate, And Society, 4, 34-47.

Pimm, S. L., Jenkins, C. N., Abell, R., Brooks, T. M., Gittleman, J. L., Joppa, L. N., Raven, P. H., Roberts, C. M., Sextonet, J. O., 2014. The biodiversity of species and their rates of extinction, distribution, and protection. Science, 344, 1246752. DOI: 10.1126/science.1246752

Plag, H.-P., 2015. Safeguarding our life support system - Overcoming the "immutable truth" of growth being necessary for a thriving economy. Column 11 in “On The Edge.” ApoGeo, 30(4), Fall 2015, 10-15. html.

Plag, H.-P., 2015. Finding the Message in the Facts — Has Humanity Evolved into the most Extreme Hazard, and Anthropogenic Cataclysm? Column 10 in “On The Edge.” ApoGeo, 30(3), Summer 2015, 8-11

Plag, H.-P., 2013a. Running in Fog - Finding a safe operating space for humanity. Column 1 in “On The Edge.” ApoGeo, Spring 2013, 22-25

Plag, H.-P., 2013b. Uncontrolled Experiment or Planetary Accident? Civilization as an extinction-class event. Column 3 in “On The Edge.” ApoGeo, Fall 2013, 14-17.

Plag, H.-P. and Jules-Plag, S., 2013. Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Ecosystems. In Pielke Sr., R. A., Seastedt, T. and Suding, K. (eds.): “Vulnerability of Ecosystems to Climate”, Volume 4 of ”Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources“, pp 163-184, Elsevier.

Plag, H.-P., Jules-Plag, S.-A., 2017. An economy for humanity: Transition to an economy for a thriving humanity and planetary future. ApoGeoSpatial, 32(2), Spring 2017, 30-35.

Plag, H.-P., Jules-Plag, S., Maso, J., Serral, I., Nativi, E., Mazzetti, P., Blonad, P., Bombelli, A., Lenton, T., McCallum, I., Pearlman, J., Pearlman, F., and Browdy, S., 2016a. SDG workshop report - navigating sustainability on a changing planet, Tech. rep., ConnectinGEO Project, Deliverable 2.1.

Plag, H.-P., Jules-Plag, S., Maso, J., Serral, I., Nativi, S., Santoro, M., Mcallum, I., Miguel-Lago, M., Garcis Ladona, E. R. and Rieke, M., 2016b. Gap analysis draft report, Tech. rep., ConnectinGEO Project, Deliverable 6.2.

Plag, H.-P., Jules-Plag, S., Mas&oaccute;, J., Serral, I., McCallum, I., Miguel-Lago, M., Garcis Ladona, E. . R., Thørseth, K., Khalsa, S. J., and de Maziere, M., 2017. Gap analysis final report including prioritization, Tech. rep., ConnectinGEO Project, Deliverable 6.3.

Raskin, P., Banuri, T., Gallopin, G., Gutman, P., Hammond, A., Kates, R., Swart, R., 2002. Great Transition - The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead. Report of the Global Scenario Group. Stockholm Environment Institute - Boston, Tellus Institute.

Rehka, B., 2016. Geospatial Data: Key to achieve SDGs, Geospatial World, pp. August 10, 2016.

Restakis, J., 2010. Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital, New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island.

Rieder, T., 2016. Toward a Small Family Ethics - How Overpopulation and Climate Change Are Affecting the Morality of Procreation, Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland.

Rittel, H. W. J., Webber, M. W., 1973. Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning. Policy Sciences, 4, 155-169.

Roberts, N., 2000. Wicked Problems and Network Approaches to Resolution. International Public Management Review, 1(1), http://www.ipmr.net.

Rockström, J., Klum, M, 2015. Small Planet, Big World. Yale University Press.

Rockström, J., Steffen, W., Noone, K., Persson, Å., Chapin, F. S. III, Lambin, E., Lenton, T. M., Scheffer, M., Folke, C., Schellnhuber, H., Nykvist, B., De Wit, C. A., Hughes, T., van der Leeuw, S., Rodhe, H., Sörlin, S., Snyder, P. K., Costanza, R., Svedin, U., Falkenmark, M., Karlberg, L., Corell, R. W., Fabry, V. J., Hansen, J., Walker, B., Liverman, D., Richardson, K., Crutzen, P., Foley, J., 2009. A safe operating space for humanity, Nature, 461, 472-475.

Rockström, J., W. Steffen, K. Noone, Å. Persson, F. S. Chapin, III, E. Lambin, T. M. Lenton, M. Scheffer, C. Folke, H. Schellnhuber, B. Nykvist, C. A. De Wit, T. Hughes, S. van der Leeuw, H. Rodhe, S. Sörlin, P. K. Snyder, R. Costanza, U. Svedin, M. Falkenmark, L. Karlberg, R. W. Corell, V. J. Fabry, J. Hansen, B. Walker, D. Liverman, K. Richardson, P. Crutzen, and J. Foley. 2009. Planetary boundaries:exploring the safe operating space for humanity. Ecology and Society, 14(2), 32. URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol14/iss2/art32/.

Rosenzweig, E., 2016. We're All Biased, but That Doesn't Keep Us from Making Valid Decisions. Scientific American Mind, Blog published on July 5, 2016. See html.

Rothman, D. H., 2017. Thresholds of catastrophe in the Earth system. Science Advances,3(9), e1700906, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700906.

Ruddiman, W. F., 2005. How did humans first alter global climate? Scientific American, March 2005, 46-53.

Ruggie, J. G., 2003. Taking embedded liberalism global: The corporate connection, in Taming Globalization: Frontiers of Governance, edited by D. Held & M.Koenig-Archibugi, pp. 93-129, Polity Press, Cambridge.

Ryan, B., 2016. Open data for sustainable development, Geospatial World, August 14, 2016.

Smith, A., 1776. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Volume 1. W. Strahan, London.

Sengers, F., Berkhout, F., Wieczorek, A. J., and R., R., 2016. Experimenting in the city: Unpacking notions of experimentation for sustainability, in The Experimental City, edited by J. Evans, A. Karvonen, andR. Raven, pp. 15--31, Routledge, Abingdon.

Smit, B., Skinner, M. W., 2002. Adaptation Options in Agriculture to Climate Change: A Typology. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 7, 85-114.

Sodhi, N. S., P.R. Ehrlich. 2010. Conservation Biology for All. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-955423-2.

Stattford, T, 2016. How liars create the 'illusion of truth'. BBC blog available at http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20171026-how-liars-create-the-illusion-of-truth.

Steffen, W., Richardson, K., Rockströ, J., Cornell, S. E., Fetzer, I., Bennett, E. M., Biggs, R., Carpenter, S. R., de Vries, W., de Wit, C. A., Folke, C., Gerten, D., Heinke, J., Mace, G. M., Persson, L. M., Ramanathan, V., Reyers, B., Sörlin, S., 2015. Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet, Science, 347(6223), DOI: 10.1126/science.1259855.

Steffen, W., Leinfelder, R., Zalasiewicz, J., Waters, C. N., Williams, M., Summerhayes, C., Barnosky, A. D., Cearreta, A., Crutzen, P., Edgeworth, M., Ellis, E. C., Fairchild, I. J., Galuszka, A., Grinevald, J., Haywood, A., Ivar do Sul, J., Jeandel, C., McNeill, J.R., Odada, E., Oreskes, N., Revkin, A., Richter, D. deB., Syvitski, J., Vidas, D., Wagreich, M., Wing, S. L., Wolfe, A. P. and Schellnhuber, H.J., 2016. Stratigraphic and Earth System approaches to defining the Anthropocene, Earth's Future, 4(8), 324-345. DOI: 10.1002/2016EF000379}.

Stocker, T. F., 2015. The silent services of the world ocean. Science, 350, 764-766. pdf.

Syvitski, J., 2012. Anthropocene: an epoch of our making. Global Change, 78, 12-15.

Taleb, N. N., 2012. Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder. Random House.

UNRISD, 2016. Policy Innovations for Transformative Change - Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UNRISD flagship report 2016, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva.

Utting, P., 2013. Pathways to sustainability in a crisis-ridden world, in Reducing Inequalities: A Sustainable Development Challenge, edited by G. Remi, R. K. Pachauri, & L. Tubiana, TERI, New Delhi.

Utting, P., 2016. Chapter 4, promoting social and solidarity economy through public policy, in UNRISD Flagship Report 2016: Policy Innovations for Transformative Change - Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, edited by K. Hujo, pp. 115-140, UNRISD, Geneva.

World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987. Our Common Future, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 400 pgs.

Wiek, A., Ness, B., Schweizer-Ries, P., Brand, F. S., and Farioli, F., 2012. From complex systems analysis to transformational change: a comparative appraisal of sustainability science projects, Sustainability Science, 7, 5–24.

Williams, M., Zalasiewicz, J., Haff, P. K., Schwägerl, C., Barnosky, A. D., Ellis, E. C., 2015. The Anthropocene biosphere. The Anthropocene Review, doi: 10.1177/2053019615591020. See abstract.

Williams, M., Zalasiewicz, J., Waters, C. N., Edgeworth, M., Bennett, C., Barnosky, A. D., Ellis, E. C., Ellis, M. A., Cearreta, A., Haff, P. K., Ivar do Sul, J. A., Leinfelder, R., McNeill, J. R., Odada, E., Oreskes, N., Revkin, A., Richter, D. d., Steffen, W., Summerhayes, C., Syvitski, J. P., Vidas, D., Wagreich, M., Wing, S. L., Wolfe, A. P. and Zhisheng, A. (2016), The Anthropocene: a conspicuous stratigraphical signal of anthropogenic changes in production and consumption across the biosphere. Earth's Future, 4(3), 34-53. DOI: 10.1002/2015EF000339.

World Bank, 2017. Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017: From World Development Indicators. World Bank Atlas. Washington, DC: World Bank. Copyright World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/26306 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.

World Watch Institute, 2013. Is Sustainability Still Possible? World Watch Institute, Washington, D.C. The most important to read is Chapter 1, Engelman, R.: "Beyond Sustainababble."