The geosciences are hiring. Thanks to booming mineral and petroleum industries and increasing awareness of climate change, geoscience jobs are multiplying faster than the number of qualified applicants in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Despite this increased demand, universities across the globe are downsizing their geosciences programs. Last year, Open University, which boasts about 4,500 Earth Science students per year, cut all residential geoscience courses. The university’s reasoning? Read Steven Drury’s article for earth-pages to find out.