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This section provides viewing/download of articles and reports of importance to Biospherology and current environmental issues. Please feel free to send links or articles you feel would be of interest.



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The Environmental Crime Crisis: Threats to Sustainable Development From Illegal Exploitation and Trade in Wildlife and Forest Resources
A UNEP Rapid Response Assessment. 2014




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The Transition from the Biosphere to the Noosphere by Vladimir Vernadsky. Excerpts from Scientific Thought as a Planetary Phenomenon, 1938
Spring-Summer 2012, 21st Century




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The State of the Birds 2014
North American Bird Conservation Initiative, U.S. Committee. 2014. U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C





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National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change
CNA Military Advisory Board. May 2014




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What We Know: The Reality, Risks and Response to Climate Change
The AAAS Climate Science Panel. 2014





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Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis - Summary
Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 2012





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The Global Climate 2001-2010. A Decade of Climate Extremes
World Meterological Organization. 2013






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The Anthropocene: Are Humans Now Overwhelming the Great Forces of Nature?
Will Steffen, Paul J. Crutzen, and John R. McNeill. Ambio. Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Vol 38, No. 8, Dec. 2, 2007





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The Anthropocene: conceptual and historical perspectives
Will Steffen, Jacques Grinevald, Paul Crutzen and John McNeill
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2011 369, 842-867






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The Anthropocene: a new epoch of geological time?
Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams, Alan Haywood and Michael Ellis
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2011 369, 835-841







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The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the United States
National Forum and Research Report. National Wildlife Federation. 2012







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Global Change and the Earth System - A Planet Under Pressure
W Steffen, A. Sanderson, P.E. Tyson, et al.
IInternational Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) 2004






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Living Planet Report 2012. Biodiversity, Biocapacity and Better Choices
World Wild Life Fund






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Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation
Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 2012






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International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Annual Report 2010
IGBP Secretariat. Editors: Owen Gaffney, Ninad Bondre






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UNEP Yearbook 2011
United Nations Environment Program. Division of Early Warning and Assessment






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The State of the World's Forests 2012 (Complete Report)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 2012






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The State of the World's Forests 2011 (Complete Report)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 2011








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The State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2010 (Complete Report)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 2010








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Reefs at Risk Revisited
Lauretta Burke, Kathleen Reytar, Mark Spalding, Allison Perry
World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C. 2011






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The State of Food and Agriculture 2010-2011
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 2011






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The Future of Food and Farming: Challenges and choices for global sustainability
Foresight. The Government Office for Science. London. 2011






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Annual Disaster Statistical Review 2009: The Numbers and Trends
World Health Organization Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED).







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Climate Change Glossary/List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).







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Climate Change Science Compendium 2009:
Earth Systems | Earth's Ice | Earth's Oceans | Earth's Ecosystems | Systems Management
(very large document)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).







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Environmental Consequences of Ocean Acidification: A Threat to Food Security
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 2010.







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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Managing the Economics of Nature: A synthesis of the approach, conclusions and recommendations of TEEB
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. 2010.







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Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Organisms and Ecosystems
Andrew S. Brierley and Michael J. Kingsford. Current Biology;19:R602-R614, 28 July 2009.







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First Census of Marine Life 2010. Highlights of a Decade of Discovery
Census of Marine Life International Secretariat Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 2010






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Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences
A Guide for Individuals and Communities

The Global Change Research Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2009






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Meeting the Biospheres: On the Translations of Vernadsky's Work
by Merce Piqueras. International Microbiology (1998) 1:165-170






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Climate Change 2007 (IPCC Synthesis Report)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)






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2009 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction: Risk and Poverty in a Changing Climate (Complete Report)
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Secretariat (UNISDR)

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7





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World Health Statistics 2009 (Complete Report)
World Health Organization (WHO)







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Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, 2005. Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Synthesis
Island Press, 2005.







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Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States
The Global Change Research Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2009