Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Global Change

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_926

Global changes include past, present, and future changes in various components of the Earth’s system, such as the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere, under natural and human influences. Studies of global change focus on the entire Earth system to determine the changes and the mechanisms that control them, thus establishing the scientific basis for global change prediction, management of the Earth system, and disaster reduction and prevention.

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