Browse Highlights

Highlights include enriched and related content of notable journal articles presented on Eos org AGU org AGU On Demand and in AGU journals

Global flood risk could increase five-fold with a 4-degree C temperature rise

Blog Post—A new report looks at flood risk and economic damages under different global warming scenarios with temperature increases of 1.5 degrees Celsius, 2 degrees Celsius and 4 degrees Celsius. It concludes that, if global temperatures rise by 4 degrees Celsius, the flood risk in countries representing.... more

Ice-free summers in Arctic Ocean could thwart Paris Agreement objectives

BLOG POST—A new study shows the current trend of melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean could put at risk the objectives of the Paris Agreement to address climate change. The study’s authors conclude that, due to the future increase in the sea ice-albedo feedback, global carbon dioxide emission levels.... more

Study sheds new insights into global warming ‘hiatus’

Joint Press Release WASHINGTON, DC — A new study of the temporary slowdown in the global average surface temperature warming trend observed between 1998 and 2013 concludes the phenomenon represented a redistribution of energy within the Earth system, with Earth’s ocean absorbing the extra heat. The.... more

Here Comes the Anthropocene

Editors’ Vox— Two recent papers in Earth’s Future examine the meaning and formalization of an Anthropocene Epoch, a geological era in which humans have a major impact on surface processes and the environment. Steffen et al. [2016] take an Earth systems approach while Williams et al. [2016] focus on.... more

Here Comes the Anthropocene

Editors’ Vox— Two recent papers in Earth’s Future examine the meaning and formalization of an Anthropocene Epoch, a geological era in which humans have a major impact on surface processes and the environment. Steffen et al. [2016] take an Earth systems approach while Williams et al. [2016] focus on.... more

Perspectives on Climate Tipping Points

Editors’ Vox— There’s climate change, and then there’s climate change policy. In between the two is a heady mixture of jargon-laden physical, social, and economic science. If policy makers are to make real progress, we must start meaning the same thing when we use the same words. And we must illustrate.... more

Which Greenhouse Gas Does the Most Damage to Crops?

Alexandra Branscombe, Freelance Writer

From Eos.org: Research Spotlights— Models showed that approximately 93% of crop losses over the rest of the century could be caused by non–carbon dioxide emissions, the most damaging of these being methane. Scientists and policy makers alike have recognized that agricultural yields are at risk from.... more

Eos.org: Earth & Space Science News

View more hazards, global change, natural resources, and climate change news from Eos


Download the App

New Android App Available!

Google Play Store Logo

Download the Earth's Future app from the Google Play Store

iOS App for iPad or iPhone

Earth's Future IOS App

Download the Earth's Future app from the Apple store


New Enhanced HTML and PDF Article Formats

Learn more

Read the Inaugural Editorial

Read the Inaugural Editorial

Submit a manuscript

Submit a manuscript

A transdisciplinary open-access journal, Earth’s Future focuses on the state of the Earth and the prediction of the planet’s future. By publishing peer-reviewed articles as well as editorials, essays, reviews, and commentaries, this journal strives to be the pre-eminent scholarly resource on the Anthropocene. It will also help assess the risks and opportunities associated with environmental changes and challenges.

Reasons to publish with Earth’s Future:

  • High standard, rigorous peer review
  • Rapid publication
  • Quality and reputation of the AGU
  • Open Access – published articles are licensed under Creative Commons and authors are the copyright holder
  • Compliant with open access mandates
  • Wide dissemination
  • Promotion of and publicity for quality research

AGU Career Center


AGU Unlocked