Identifying metrics of climate change that intersect with human systems is a difficult but important task. Clearly, there is a sense of urgency behind this task. The climate is changing simultaneously with an increase in the global human population, which in turn makes humans more vulnerable to environmental stresses and disasters. More than ever before, it is critical to think about metrics of climate change through an environmental sustainability lens, and identify those indicators that will provide human society sufficient time to act.
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