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Quantifying Earth system processes and feedbacks for better informed assessments of alternative futures of the global environment.

Human activities are altering the atmosphere and oceans, transforming ecosystems, and changing the climate, over and above natural changes. Although people are global players in the Earth system, we don’t understand well enough how it works, why it changes, and how it will respond to our growing influence. Yet environmental changes are gathering speed, increasingly affecting ecosystems and human welfare

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QUEST Final Reporting

Download the QUEST Research Highlights

Download the QUEST Final Report

Publications from the QUEST Finale Event are available to download. The eight topics here cover science highlights from QUEST over the lifetime of the programme.