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Integrating Science, Environment and Equity Lavkulich, L. M.


Communication is the most important biological activity that allows species, including Homo sapiens, to survive. In our complex, and some might argue, “detached from nature” world, academic communication has not kept pace with population growth, affluence and technology. The human desire is for more but the Earth from a human dimension is finite. Human impacts on our natural environment are increasing in intensity, in geographic space and in ways that are not predicted. There is a recurring sentiment that we are heading for a place we do not want to go! Science education and effective communication provides a framework for informed debate to facilitate the emergence of shared, equitable values and governance policies that could change our future direction. We must understand what is natural science, how we interpret science and how we use science to sustain the human enterprise. Emergent technologies help in understanding science and through communication, its equitable applications. We need tomorrow’s thinking to solve today’s problems caused by yesterday’s actions.

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