"Global change" refers to large scale, long tem anthropogenic transformations of the globe's surface and its atmosphere, and thus, has various facets:

1 - Facets of global change
Alpine ecosystems and global warming Semi-volatile persistent organic pollutants (POPs) Soluble nitrogen deposition Alpine ecosystems and elevated CO₂

This lesson will present some examples of the four highlighted global change themes.

Land use in the Alpine involves intensification or extensification of grazing, impacts by tourism, traffic routes, or hydro-electric constructions.