New Research Hub: Responding to Climate Change

 Photo: Ben Taylor (Lit Riot Press)

Photo: Ben Taylor (Lit Riot Press)

New Research Hub: Responding to Climate Change

Visit the New Climate Change Research Hub

Visit the Climate Change Hub, learn about the research, download reports, posters and more here.

Introduction

It is now a well-accepted scientific fact that we have left the 10,000 years of stable weather patterns that were the signature of our beloved Holocene, and we have entered the Anthropocene which is hotter, wetter, drier, more turbulent, unpredictable and polluted because of human activity. Given this worldwide life threatening deterioration of the circumstances in which children are expected to live their lives, it could be argued that the greatest advancement human beings could make in the 21st century is to ensure the survival of their children. For the past 20 years Denny Taylor’s research and activism has focused on the dynamic complexity of the work that must be done to make the planet a child safe zone.

 
 

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In August 2009 Denny Taylor participated in the ICSU/ISSC On-Line Global Visioning Consultation that had 1,016 registered users from 85 countries, and during which 323 research questions were posed which were used as a basis for a document on the Grand Challenges facing humanity.

In 2010 Denny Taylor participated in the ICSU/ISSC Open Visioning Consultation Forum, UNESCO, Paris, that resulted in the publication of the Grand Challenges Report, which is a consensus list of the highest priorities for Earth system science that would remove critical barriers impeding progress toward sustainable development. More than 200 scientists and 46 institutions worldwide reviewed the draft of the Grand Challenges.

A year of intensive research and writing followed, which resulted in four transdisciplinary research papers combining data from the social & physical sciences, qualitative and quantitative, that consciously employed ways of thinking derived from the humanities, especially from works on the philosophy of science.

Denny Taylor submitted four proposals based on these papers for the Planet Under Pressure Global Conference on Earth System Science that took place in London in 2012. All four proposals were peer reviewed by researchers in the physical sciences and accepted. They focused on: 1) The State of the Planet; 2) Meeting Global Needs; 3) Transforming our Ways of Living; and 4) Governing Across Scales.

Visit the Climate Change Research Hub

For the past 20 years Denny Taylor’s research and activism has focused on the dynamic complexity of the work that must be done to make the planet a child safe zone. Visit the Climate Change Hub, learn about the research, download reports, posters and more here.

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