Journal of Applied Remote Sensing • Open AccessSpecial Section Guest Editorial: Earth Observation for Global Environmental Change
Global change now poses a severe threat to the survival and development of humankind. It is increasingly drawing the attention of every country in the world. Global change refers to changes in the biophysical environment resulting from natural factors or human activities, as well as changes in society and human well-being. These changes are either at a global scale or at a local scale that has expanded to a global phenomenon. Meanwhile, global environmental problems are becoming more and more serious, threatening our lifestyle and survival.