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Volume 26 Issue 1 (January 2016)

GSA Today

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The world is changing

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Jonathan G. Price

LLC, 2210 Andromeda Way, Reno, Nevada 89509, USA

GSA 2015 Presidential Address

The world is changing. Our science is increasingly global, as we recognize the challenges of understanding interconnected Earth systems, meeting the rising global demand for mineral and energy resources, handling tradeoffs regarding sustainable development, and reducing the risks of natural disasters that impact the global economy. The geosciences are vital to meeting these societal challenges. The future is bright for the geosciences, from many perspectives.

doi: 10.1130/GSAT-15PresAdrs.1