By H. J. Schellnhuber (auth.), Professor Dr. Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber, Dr. Volker Wenzel (eds.)
As humanity techniques the third millennium, the sustainability of our current lifestyle turns into an increasing number of questionable. New paradigms for the long term coevolution of nature and civilization are urgently wanted in an effort to stay away from insupportable and irreversible transformations of our planetary setting. Earth procedure Analysis is a brand new clinical firm that attempts to understand the earth as a complete, a distinct approach that's to be analyzed with tools starting from nonlinear dynamics to macroeconomic modelling. This ebook, because of a global symposium prepared by means of the Potsdam Institute, has 2 goals: first, to combine contributions from top researchers and students from around the globe to supply a multifaceted point of view of what Earth method research is all approximately, and moment, to stipulate the scope of the clinical problem and problematic the overall formalism for a well-defined transdisciplinary discourse in this such a lot interesting issue.