The Scientific World Journal

The Scientific World Journal / 2001 / Article

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Volume 1 |Article ID 904814 |

Peter Brimblecombe, John G. Watson, "Founding Editorial — Atmospheric Systems and TheScientificWorld", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 1, Article ID 904814, 4 pages, 2001.

Founding Editorial — Atmospheric Systems and TheScientificWorld


There is a satisfying logic to the Greek choice of air, water, and earth as elements. Today we see this logic reflected in the way that that global science is subdivided into the categories of air, land, and water. Thus, the relevance of a science of global issues is not merely of academic interest. The tide of environmental concern, a vision of limits to growth, and a desire for sustainability have fostered an unprecedented interest in global sciences.

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