Earth System Science for Global Sustainability: Grand Challenges

  title={Earth System Science for Global Sustainability: Grand Challenges},
  author={Walter V. Reid and D Chen and Lawrence Goldfarb and Heide Hackmann and Y T Lee and Khotso Mokhele and E. Ostrom and Kari O. Raivio and Johan Rockstr{\"o}m and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and Angus Whyte},
  pages={916 - 917}
Progress in understanding and addressing both global environmental change and sustainable development requires better integration of social science research. Tremendous progress has been made in understanding the functioning of the Earth system and, in particular, the impact of human actions (1). Although this knowledge can inform management of specific features of our world in transition, societies need knowledge that will allow them to simultaneously reduce global environmental risks while… 

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