By combining climate and glacier models, scientists headed by Ben Marzeion from the University of Innsbruck have found unambiguous evidence for anthropogenic glacier mass loss in recent decades. In a paper published in Science, the researchers report that about one quarter of the global glacier mass loss during the period of 1851 to 2010 is attributable to anthropogenic causes.
An international team of researchers led by Ralf Tappert, University of Innsbruck, reconstructed the composition of the Earth's atmosphere of the last 220 million years by analyzing modern and fossil plant resins.
The effects of human activity on geologic, biologic and atmospheric processes are now larger than at any point in Earth's history. As a consequence, scientists constituted a new geological epoch, called "The Anthropocene".
Vortrag von Raquib Ahmed, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, Mo 11.11.2013, 17:00 Uhr, HS 414. Dr. Raquib Ahmed - Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh The discussion in the presentation depicts how South Asia grew as a geographical region and the political transformation created a scope of social and political instability.