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Earth science for sustainability


Human activities increasingly lead to climate change, overuse of water, hazards and the destruction of biodiversity — to name just a few. Earth scientists need to take on the challenge of serving society on these issues, in close collaboration with engineering, social sciences and the humanities.

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Figure 1: Towards sustainable development.





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Schlosser, P., Pfirman, S. Earth science for sustainability. Nature Geosci 5, 587–588 (2012).

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