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Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet

Overview of attention for article published in Science, January 2015
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Title
Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet
Published in
Science, January 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.1259855
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Authors

W. Steffen, K. Richardson, J. Rockstrom, S. E. Cornell, I. Fetzer, E. M. Bennett, R. Biggs, S. R. Carpenter, W. de Vries, C. A. de Wit, C. Folke, D. Gerten, J. Heinke, G. M. Mace, L. M. Persson, V. Ramanathan, B. Reyers, S. Sorlin

Abstract

The planetary boundaries framework defines a safe operating space for humanity based on the intrinsic biophysical processes that regulate the stability of the Earth System. Here, we revise and update the planetary boundaries framework, with a focus on the underpinning biophysical science, based on targeted input from expert research communities and on more general scientific advances over the past 5 years. Several of the boundaries now have a two-tier approach, reflecting the importance of cross-scale interactions and the regional-level heterogeneity of the processes that underpin the boundaries. Two core boundaries-climate change and biosphere integrity-have been identified, each of which has the potential on its own to drive the Earth System into a new state should they be substantially and persistently transgressed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 27 <1%
United States 19 <1%
Sweden 16 <1%
Germany 13 <1%
France 13 <1%
Switzerland 8 <1%
Brazil 8 <1%
Australia 7 <1%
Canada 7 <1%
Other 62 1%
Unknown 4291 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 947 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 853 19%
Researcher 737 16%
Student > Bachelor 507 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 214 5%
Other 727 16%
Unknown 486 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 1264 28%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 658 15%
Social Sciences 361 8%
Engineering 268 6%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 267 6%
Other 865 19%
Unknown 788 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1754. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 July 2020.
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#1,969
of 15,576,437 outputs
Outputs from Science
#143
of 66,954 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#33
of 349,283 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#3
of 1,053 outputs
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