Sustainability needs the geosciences

Nancy Grimm, Ben Van Der Pluijm

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Science, Innovation, and Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions: A National Academies Symposium; Washington, D. C., 16-18 May 2012 It is no longer disputed that humanity has drastically changed the face of the planet and its life-support systems. The sustainability challenge is to meet people's needs today and in the future while sustaining life-support systems. This grand challenge demands a new scientific approach: use-inspired, solution-driven research that consciously links scientific research to societal decision-making and action. Sustainability science may help fulfill that need if it can engage communities of expertise across a wide range of disciplines and sectors, including the geosciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441
Number of pages1
Issue number44
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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