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

Will Steffen, Katherine Richardson, Johan Rockström, Sarah E. Cornell, Ingo Fetzer, Elena M. Bennett, R. Biggs, Stephen R. Carpenter, Wim de Vries, Cynthia A. de Wit, Carl Folke, Dieter Gerten, Jens Heinke, Georgina M. Mace, Linn M. Persson, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, B. Reyers, Sverker Sörlin, Steffen, W., Mace, G.M., Carpenter, S.R., Ramanathan, V., Bennett, E.M, Persson, L.M., Gerten, D., Richardson, K., Folke, C., Cornell, S.E., Rockstrom, J., Reyers, B., Vries, W. de, Fetzer, I., Biggs, R., Sorlin, S., Heinke, J., Wit, C.A. de, Steffen W, Richardson K, Rockström J, Cornell SE, Fetzer I, Bennett EM, Biggs R, Carpenter SR, de Vries W, de Wit CA, Folke C, Gerten D, Heinke J, Mace GM, Persson LM, Ramanathan V, Reyers B, Sörlin S, Reinette Biggs, Belinda Reyers, W. Steffen, K. Richardson, J. Rockstrom, S. E. Cornell, I. Fetzer, E. M. Bennett, S. R. Carpenter, W. de Vries, C. A. de Wit, C. Folke, D. Gerten, J. Heinke, G. M. Mace, L. M. Persson, V. Ramanathan, 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 2 2%
Brazil 2 2%
United States 2 2%
Switzerland 1 1%
Australia 1 1%
Denmark 1 1%
Finland 1 1%
Argentina 1 1%
Sweden 1 1%
Other 1 1%
Unknown 79 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 29%
Researcher 16 17%
Student > Master 15 16%
Student > Bachelor 11 12%
Other 6 7%
Other 17 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 41 45%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 17%
Social Sciences 9 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 6 7%
Other 14 15%

Attention Score in Context

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#727
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Outputs from Science
#43
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Outputs of similar age
#37
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#5
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