Today’s issue of Nature features the article “Planetary Boundaries: Exploring the safe operating space for humanity” by Johan Rockström, Will Steffen, Kevin Noone, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and a range of prominent global environmental change scholars. One key argument in this article that should be of interest to the Earth System Governance community, is the assumption that Earth needs to stay within what the authors call the “Holocene stability domain”.
What does this mean really? And doesn’t this imply additional and vast uncertainties to deal with at the international level? Listen to an exclusive interview with Kevin Noone from Stockholm University, and one of the co-authors of the article.