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However, the methods and approaches of Earth system science are seen by many scholars in other fields as not entirely fit for these purposes, without some kind of transformation. In the view of many social scientists, Earth system science has followed a scientific tradition based on the search for universal laws and principles. In fields with more descriptive and interpretative traditions, there is a concern that the dynamics of the planet and its human inhabitants cannot be adequately described by reductive analysis of the components.
Org/new/en/education/themes/ leading-the-international-agenda/education-forsustainable-development/about-us/. , 2010). They acknowledge the huge advances made in understanding the functioning of the Earth system, but issue a call to action to researchers from the full range of sciences and humanities. The ICSU and the ISSC are also alert to the difficulties of this new mode of working, in terms of institutional structures, research methods and the incentives for participation in this evolving area.
In each case, a few seminal issues or areas of research have been selected to illustrate the corpus of research on human dimensions of global change. The basis for the selection is either that the dialogues for integration in Earth system science are already mature, or that there are particular areas of debate or controversy that currently impede the integration of knowledge. 4â•‡ DPSIRÂ€ – a simple systems framework in practice? Humans causing damage to their environment also ultimately cause damage to themselves as a result of being part of that degraded environment.