Nature Index 2018 Earth and Environmental Sciences

The US remains by far the largest producer of high quality Earth and environmental sciences research, but China’s output has grown rapidly since 2012 to take over second place from the United Kingdom. For every other top ten country producer of Earth and environmental sciences research, output has been declining. Climate change is the issue that looms largest. Just as we depended on scientists to identify the problem, we look to them for solutions. As this supplement makes clear, there are no grounds for complacency.

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