"It could forcefully be argued that geology and the broader fields of the earth sciences are the most important sciences for the 21st century, because humanity has only this one planet as a home, and if we render it unsuitable for human habitation, we are all in serious trouble"

In Alvarez and Leitao (2010), Geology 38, 231-234

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