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Past Global Changes (PAGES) encourages paleoenvironmental and paleoclimate research efforts directed at securing a quantitative understanding of natural and human-induced variations of the Earth system in the past, in order to make informed predictions of future climate, ecosystems and sustainability.
PAGES' scope of interest covers the physical climate system, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem processes, biodiversity, and human dimensions, on different time scales within the Quaternary period. The main areas of focus include integrating international paleoresearch, encouraging research partnerships, strengthening involvement of scientists from developing countries, supporting educational programs, engaging with the climate modeling community, and facilitating access to paleo-data.
Founded in 1991, PAGES, is a core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and is funded by the U.S. and Swiss National Science Foundations, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.