Global change has many facets; key human interactions with the environment include changes to land-use and land-cover that can alter biochemical cycles and affect the climate system. If the goal of achieving sustainable development in the context of global change does not consider human dimensions, well understood biogeochemical processes will have little practical meaning.
Topic: environmental change, climate change, ecology
Geographic: South East Asia
Publisher: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, Selangor, Malaysia
Publication Year: 2009
Source: Lebel, L. Critical States: Environmental challenges to development in Monsoon Southeast Asia. 135-145