21世纪初揭开了一种新的,跨学科的研究领域,称为可持续发展科学。This field incorporates the knowledge and research gained through traditionally scientific disciplines (e.g., paleoanthropology, climate studies, geology, environmental sciences, biology) with that gained from the social sciences and humanities (behavioral studies, political science, philosophy, and ethics) to more deeply and coherently inform our policies and help model our behaviors to become better stewards of a planet that already is succumbing to potentially catastrophic climate shifts: loss of arable land, increasingly violent storms, wild temperature swings, and rising seas. Some applications of sustainability science encompass economic stability, articulated as the elimination of poverty and redressing the currently staggering inequality of wealth distribution.



Such diversity of perspectives, interests, cultural legacy, and subject matter is not an end in itself, but a means to broaden the scope of CLIR’s services in order to strengthen convergence, in this case the process of coming together and working interdependently, using shared resources, extensible applications, interoperable digital platforms, and easily migrated and reusable data. Trusted confluence at a global scale frames all of our current work.


-charles henry,2018年4月