Global Change, Human Impacts

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About this film

Climate change is only one of many global environmental problems being caused by the impacts of human activity.

About Australian National University

The ANU Climate Change Institute. The Institute’s vision is to build and support a cohesive, interactive community of climate change-related researchers and teachers at the Australian National University. Our mission is to contribute to climate change solutions through innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching, drawing on the wealth of expertise across the University’s seven colleges, and to connect our work to governments, the private sector and civil society.

About Professor Will Steffen

Professor Will Steffen is Executive Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, and is also Science Adviser, Department of Climate Change, Australian Government. From 1998 to mid-2004, he served as Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, based in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests span a broad range within the fields of climate change and Earth System science, with an emphasis on incorporation of human processes in Earth System modelling and analysis; and on sustainability, climate change and the Earth System.


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▪ Biodiversity ▪ Climate ▪ Ecosystems & Ecosystem Services ▪ Fresh water ▪ Land use ▪ Sustainability ▪ Waste ▪ Oceans