Welcome to the Anthropocene - a time of unprecedented global change. Recent research by Will Steffen and colleagues shows that the Earth's climate has been changing 170 times faster since the 1970s than in the whole of the previous 7000 years, and we know why. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, the release of greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels - coal, oil and gas - has wrought extraordinary changes on our atmosphere and altered the very nature of the Earth's climate system, explains Lesley Hughes from the Climate Council. Such rapid change will test many species' ability to adapt and survive. But what, if anything, are we doing about it?
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2018|