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Table 2 Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) classification of the Planetary Boundary control variables

From: The Planetary Accounting Framework: a novel, quota-based approach to understanding the impacts of any scale of human activity in the context of the Planetary Boundaries

Earth system process Planetary Boundary Control variable DPSIR Category
Climate change Atmospheric concentration of CO2 State
Change in radiative forcing State
Biodiversity loss Extinction rate Impact
Nitrogen and phosphorus cycle N2 removed from the atmosphere Pressure
P flowing into oceans Pressure
Stratospheric ozone depletion Atmospheric concentration of ozone State
Ocean acidification Mean saturation state of aragonite in the oceans State
Fresh water use Freshwater consumption Pressure
Change in land-use Percentage of land cover converted to cropland State
Novel entities NA NA
Atmospheric aerosol loading Aerosol optical depth State