Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/9329
AuthorsWyss, M. 
Peppoloni, S. 
TitleGeosciences and the stewardship of our planet
Issue Date18-Nov-2014
PublisherElsevier
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/9329
ISBN9780127999357
KeywordsGeoethics
Philosophy
Geosciences
Geoscientists
Ethics
Earth Sciences
Sustainability
Research Integrity
Professional Ethics
Geoscience communication
Responsibility
Stewardship
Planet
Earth
Subject Classification05. General::05.03. Educational, History of Science, Public Issues::05.03.99. General or miscellaneous 
05. General::05.08. Risk::05.08.99. General or miscellaneous 
05. General::05.09. Miscellaneous::05.09.99. General or miscellaneous 
AbstractThe time for a first book on Geoethics has come. The faster, greedier pace of society and globalization demands it. The comfortable life of scholars in the ivory tower is coming to a rude awakening. People demand understandable information on geohazards, judges condemn scientist and engineers for lack of communication, indigenous people rise in anger accusing experts of misleading them, attempts to avoid transparency in developments still exist, the helplessness of technology to deal with nuclear waste becomes more evident everyday and nature exposes shortcuts in constructing critical facilities with her own awesome force.....
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