California Governor Jerry Brown enlisted help from UC Berkeley palaeoecologist

July 23, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown discussing Earth’s tipping point with UC Berkeley professor Tony Barnosky at the WEST Summit 2013. Image: Rob Jordan/Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

UC Berkeley’s Anthony Barnosky and his wife, Elizabeth Hadly, a palaeoecologist at Stanford University, are featured in Nature for their work on the 30-page statement, “Maintaining Humanity’s Life Support Systems in the 21st Century.”

Responding to a challenge by California Gov. Jerry Brown, Barnosky, Hadly, and more than 500 of the world’s top global change scientists outlined the main environmental issues – from climate change to pollution and population growth – that policy makers must address immediately to avoid an approaching global tipping point.

Read the Nature News Feature, Science and politics: Hello, Governor.