To build a sustainable world, academics need to tear down the Ivory Tower

Anthony D. Barnosky, Elizabeth A. Hadly, Paul R. Ehrlich, Ensia, Mar 20, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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I am in agreement with the sentiment expressed in this article - indeed, they have defined my career. "It is no longer enough to simply do the science and publish an academic paper... To implement knowledge that arises from basic research, we must establish dialogues and collaborations that transcend narrow academic specialties and bridge between academia, industry, the policy community and society in general." This post is based on based on “Avoiding collapse: Grand challenges for science and society to solve by 2050. Via David Wiley.

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