Earth's Future

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The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and John Wiley & Sons are joining forces to publish the new open-access, peer-reviewed journal, Earth’s Future, which will begin accepting submissions on 17 June.

Earth’s Future will emphasise the Earth as an interactive, evolving system under the influence of the human enterprise and will reflect the risks and opportunities associated with environmental changes and challenges. It will feature primary research across disciplines and connect it to policy through the inclusion of editorials, essays, reviews, and other commentary pieces. Contributors will tackle solutions to such grand challenges as population increase, industrial and agricultural development, urbanisation, climate change, energy, food and water resource sustainability and security.

Guy Brasseur has been appointed to lead the launch of Earth’s Future as its inaugural editor-in-chief. Brasseur is the director of Germany’s Climate Service Centre. Previously, Dr. Brasseur was associate director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, and head of NCAR’s Earth and Sun Systems Laboratory.

'Earth’s Future represents an important and innovative contribution not only to transdiciplinary research, but also to the ability of the public and policy makers to navigate and connect with our science, and to successfully incorporate it into their decision making processes,' said AGU president Carol Finn.

'AGU is pleased to be able to partner with a global leader like Wiley to provide this new platform for the exploration of global change and sustainability. Launching Earth’s Future represents a key achievement in our mission to promote discovery in the Earth and space sciences for the benefit of humanity.'