Sustainability science – and what’s needed beyond science

  title={Sustainability science – and what’s needed beyond science},
  author={Paul H. Reitan},
  journal={Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy},
  pages={77 - 80}
  • P. Reitan
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Political Science
  • Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy
Abstract Why would anyone write outside of their field of certified expertise? Why would an author venture beyond known and “safe” disciplinary boundaries? I do, of course, think beyond “safe” boundaries and I have ideas that I want to discuss with others. For many years I “stretched” my environmental science students to consider the necessarily uncertain long-term implications of the science and some of the associated moral issues. I have also begun to try to stretch – just a little – the… 
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