Monday, August 19, 2013

Five questions for the future of Geoethics

(by Silvia Peppoloni)

1) How can we articulate the ethical criterion for geoscientists?

2) How can the freedom of research and actions be combined with the principles of sustainability?

3) Where should the line be drawn between preservation and economic development of the geosphere, especially in low-income countries?

4) How can the relationships between geoscientists, media, politicians and citizens be made more profitable, particularly in the defense against natural hazards?

5) What communication and educational strategies should be adopted to transfer the value of the geosciences to society?