A new planetary reality

Our living planet, with its biosphere and physical climate system, is changing at an unprecedented speed. Changes in the climate system and the biosphere, previously assumed to unfold in a distant future and affect only future generations, are happening now and with increasing speed and force.

Galaz, V., G. Daily, C. Folke, S. Levin, M. Ruck­elshaus, W. Steffen, and P. Søgaard Jørgensen. 2022. A new planetary reality. In: Galaz, V. and D. Collste (eds.) Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet. Report for Stock­holm+50. Beijer Institute of Ecological Eco­nomics (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) and Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University), Chapter 1.