Dr. Rasoul Sorkhabi of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and a member of the AIPG is conducting a survey on "Geoscience: The Most Important Problems" for an article. He requests each geoscientist to suggest 1-5 most important problems that remain to be resolved in our field. These need to be general scientific problems not very specific regional geology. Your answer need not be very detailed; just a simple clear line for each question will suffice.
The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. It presently has more than 7,800 members in the U.S. and abroad, organized into 36 regional Sections. The Institute adheres to the principles of professional responsibility and public service and is the only international organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of geological scientists in all branches of the science with members employed in industry, government, and academia. AIPG emphasizes competence, integrity and ethics. AIPG is an advocate for the profession and communicates regularly to federal and state legislators and agencies on matters pertaining to the geosciences.