Earth System Science and sustainability: towards an Earth Science agenda for Australia

A synopsis of my notes and reflections

Motivations

Take home messages

Some emerging issues

Defining an agenda for the Earth Sciences

The main game : understanding change, informing use.

Beyond this, we need a focus that achieves meaningful outcomes and convinces the wider community that Earth Science offers unique and special perspectives crucial to our future well being. Some of the issues that need to be addressed in defining this agenda might include

What are the Demonstrators

The CSIRO BIOS model etc (please help me)

Committing the agenda

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Links

George Fischer, Earth science: fertile ground for an ethic of sustainability

John Harte, Toward a Synthesis of the Newtonian and Darwinian Worldviews

Towards a strategic plan for earth sciences in Australia; a background issues paper