What we’re reading
From the media
Erle Ellis, Navin Ramankutty, Chad Monfreda – The Breakthrough
Melanie Smallman in the Guardian on a science fit for the challenges of the 21st century
Jeff Masters responds in his blog to new modelling results from Kerry Emanuel of MIT
Pilita Clark tries to help – Financial Times
Tamsin Edwards says scientists must be impartial – The Guardian
"Egypt is on the brink of a protracted state-collapse process driven by intensifying resource scarcity"
The Atlantic on the roots of Egypt's crisis in energy, food and water shortfalls.
Foreign Policy offers a chronology of efforts that prefigure geoengineering (possibly).
Brian Wynne and Georgina Catacora-Vargas call for a rethink on scientific approaches to agricultural innovation – SciDev.Net
Charles Kenny of the Center for Global Development asseses the state of debate on post-2015 development goals – SciDev.Net
The Stockholm Resilience Centre offers a new analysis of regime shifts in ecosystems.
Interview with Rachel Kyte of the World Bank on why overcoming poverty entails taking on global warming. – The National Journal
New Scientist reviews Michael Ruse's new history of the Gaia hypothesis.
The Rockefeller Foundation launches its Centennial Challenge – for Resilient Cities.
From peer-reviewed journals
Dirk Helbing in Nature: Is it possible to manage global systemic risk?
John C. Fyfe, Nathan P. Gillett and Francis W. Zwiers write in Nature Climate Change: why the models got it wrong.
Claus-Dieter Hillenbrand in Nature: Parts of the world’s most stable ice sheet may not be so stable.
Jocelyn Kaiser in Science: Too good to be true?
Planetary boundaries, equity and global sustainability: why wealthy countries could benefit from more equity
Will Steffen, Mark Stafford Smith in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability: When it comes to sustainability (and much else) equality is in the best interests of the wealthy nations.