Telling Stories of Change. History is the stories of who ‘we’ are … and where we have come from. Responsibility and history-making. UNESCO and the social responsibility of science 1940s.
UNESCO and the social responsibility of science1940s
The Global Change CommunityWorld Meteorological Organization (WMO)United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC)
TheAnthropocene defines the momentous and historical change in circumstances whereby the biophysical systems of the world are now no longer independent of the actions of people. It is the Geological Epoch dominated by humans.
What will IHOPE do?
An integrated history from IHOPE will provide a rich picture of how (and why) the planet and human societies have changed in historical times. [It will] unravel Earth system changes through analysis of the coupled human-environmental system to understand…the importance of environmental dynamics on the evolution of society, and …how ….human activities contribute to the observed changes in Earth system dynamics.
History for the Anthropocene
Libby Robin and Will Steffen,
Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University and Centre for Historical Research, National Museum of Australia Vol. 5, July 2007
Sustainability does not aim for a singular ‘steady state’, but rather the best possible dynamic for dwelling in the world, taking into account the needs of economy, society and environment.