Global Commons is a term used to describe the resource domain that lies outside of the political reach of any one state.
Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation. Since the early 20th century, Earth’s mean surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 °C
Global Warming Potential (GWP) is an index, based upon radiate attributes of greenhouse gases, compared to that of carbon dioxide. The global warming potential appears as the combined effect of the various lengths of time that these gases remain in the atmosphere and their relative effectiveness in absorbing outgoing infrared radiation.
The term Green economy defined as “one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy as one, which is low carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive” by UNEP 2011.
Metadata a term used to describe data and data products, allowing users to find, understand, process, and reuse data and data products. Although metadata can require increased storage capacities, they are essential for establishing confidence in the data products by providing information about the history, or lineage, of the data.
Tipping point is an irreversible moment when the dreaded feedback loop begins. The most central issue today for the scientific community is the tipping point; have humans already went too far, and may we now be helpless to stop and reverse global warming?