Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Science's greatest challenge; global sustainability (report)

Earth System Science for Global Sustainability: the Grand Challenges

A couple of years old (November 2010), but the cry to action contained in this report is still highly relevant to the global scientific community.  

The International Council for Science proposes to mobilize the international global change scientific community around an unprecedented decade of research to support sustainable development in the context of global change. The pace and magnitude of human-induced global change is currently beyond human control and is manifest in increasingly dangerous threats to human societies and human well-being. There is an urgent need for the international scientific community to develop the knowledge that can inform and shape effective responses to these threats in ways that foster global justice and facilitate progress toward sustainable development goals.

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