@sciencemag 02018/09/14 highlights

  First, a nice overview of the recently launched ICESat-2 in “NASA Space Laser targets melting poles.”  The Perspective piece on Gaia 2.0 is a hopeful yet realistic framing of human’s responsibility to engage in Earth’s self-regulation (reminiscent of Stewart Brandt’s “we have become gods, we must get good at it.”)  Finally, a great look at remote sensing capabilities necessary to inform policy decisions around forest loss in the nice study of “Classifying drivers of global forest loss.

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