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Earth sciences and society: a global overview

Wyllie, P. J. (1994) Earth sciences and society: a global overview. Earth Science Frontiers, 1 . pp. 7-12. ISSN 1005-2321.

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This paper elucidates the close relationship between the earth sciences and society, and also between the basic and applied aspects of the former. The author concludes that human activities are not only affected by, but they have significant effects on the environment. Human society is part of earthly cycles, obtains resources from them, and now causes significant perturbations of them. We need global understanding to ensure that society’s aggressive attack does not disrupt the protective wrapping of fluid envelopes and soil. Such research is a good investment for society.

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