Motivations 1: Lessons for an uncertain future

13,000 years ago the last Vicmanians confronted a terrible reality - their land was drowning. Through human induced climate change we are now committing ourselves to a similar fate. Unlike the Vicmanians we can foresee the future. If we are to do much about it, we could do with a new understanding of the services our natural environment provides, including the Earth's crust. [1]

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