Working Group Whole Earth System Analysis (WhESA)

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W. Barfuss, J.F. Donges, V.V. Vasconcelos, J. Kurths, S.A. Levin,
Caring for the future can turn tragedy into comedy for long-term collective action under risk of collapse,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 117, (2020)
DOI: ,
PIK news piece, SRC news piece.

J.F. Donges, W. Lucht, J. Heitzig, W. Barfuss, S.E. Cornell, S.J. Lade, and M. Schlüter,
Taxonomies for structuring models for World-Earth system analysis of the Anthropocene: subsystems, their interactions and social-ecological feedback loops,
Earth System Dynamics, in press (2021),
DOI: 10.5194/esd-2018-27.

J.F. Donges*/J. Heitzig*, W. Barfuss, M. Wiedermann, J.A. Kassel, T. Kittel, J.J. Kolb, T. Kolster, F. Müller-Hansen, I.M. Otto, K.B. Zimmerer, and W. Lucht,
Earth system modeling with endogenous and dynamic human societies: the copan:CORE open World-Earth modeling framework
Earth System Dynamics 11, 395–413 (2020),
DOI: 10.5194/esd-11-395-2020,
* The first two authors share the lead authorship.

I.M. Otto*/J.F. Donges*, R. Cremades, A. Bhowmik, R. Hewitt, W. Lucht, J. Rockström, F. Allerberger, S. Doe, A. Lenferna, M. McCaffrey, N. Morán, D.P. van Vuuren, H.J. Schellnhuber,
Social tipping dynamics for stabilizing Earth’s climate by 2050
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS)  (2020),
* The first two authors share the lead authorship,
PIK press release, SRC news, New York Times.

I.M. Otto, M. Wiedermann, R. Cremades, J.F. Donges, C. Auer, W. Lucht,
Human agency in the Anthropocene,
Ecological Economics 167, 106463 (2020),
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106463.

Otto, IM, Mi, KM, Dubrovsky, K, Lucht, W (2019),
Shift the focus from the super-poor to the super-rich,
Nature Climate Change 9, 82-84 (2019),
DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0402-3.

W. Steffen, J. Rockström, K. Richardson, T.M. Lenton, C. Folke, D. Liverman, C.P. Summerhayes, A.D. Barnosky, S.E. Cornell, M. Crucifix, J.F. Donges, I. Fetzer, S.J. Lade, M. Scheffer, R. Winkelmann, and H.J. Schellnhuber,
Trajectories of the Earth system in the Anthropocene,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) (2018),
, SRC press release.

Müller-Hansen, F, Schlüter, M, Mäs, M, Donges, JF, Kolb, JJ, Thonicke, K, Heitzig, J (2017),
Towards representing human behavior and decision making in Earth system models – an overview of techniques and approaches,

Earth System Dynamics 8, 977-1007 (2017),
DOI: 10.5194/esd-8-977-2017,
Discussion paper: Earth System Dynamics Discussions, 2017, DOI: 10.5194/esd-2017-18.

J.F. Donges*/R. Winkelmann*, W. Lucht, S.E. Cornell, J.G. Dyke, J. Rockström, J. Heitzig, and H.J. Schellnhuber,
Closing the loop: reconnecting human dynamics to Earth system science
The Anthropocene Review 4(2), 151-157 (2017),
DOI: 10.1177/2053019617725537,
* The first two authors share the lead authorship,
News release (Stockholm Resilience Centre).

Donges, JF, Lucht, W, Müller-Hansen, F, and Steffen, W,
The Technosphere in Earth system analysis: a coevolutionary perspective,
The Anthropocene Review 4(1), 23-33 (2017),
DOI: 10.1177/2053019616676608,
Preprint: arXiv:1704.06476 [physics.soc-ph].