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The Anthropocene—What Does It Entail for Science?

  • Gesche Krause
Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Abstract

Science permeates almost every aspect of modern life, sometimes in obvious and sometimes less obvious ways. Societies largely trust and expect science to inform debate, advance the standard of living and solve problems as they emerge. The Paris Climate Agreement (UN 2016) is an epitome of this Zeitgeist as policy makers, distinguished members acting as an extension of society, demonstrated their trust in the consensus of the scientific community and shaped future policies to tackle the predicted effects of climate change accordingly.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Earth System Knowledge Platform (ESKP), Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine ScienceBremerhavenGermany

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