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Di Capua Giuseppe, Bobrowsky Peter T., Kieffer Susan W. and Palinkas Cindy (Eds.)

Geoethics: Status and Future Perspectives

2021, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 508, viii+311 pp., ISBN 978-1786205384. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP508

 

 

Description

This is the second volume focused on geoethics published by the Geological Society of London. This is a significant step forward in which authors address the maturation of geoethics. The field of geoethics is now ready to be introduced outside the geoscience community as a logical platform for global ethics that addresses anthropogenic changes. Geoethics has a distinction in the geoscientific community for discussing ethical, social and cultural implications of geoscience knowledge, research, practice, education and communication. This provides a common ground for confronting ideas, experiences and proposals on how geosciences can supply additional service to society in order to improve the way humans interact responsibly with the Earth system. This book provides new messages to geoscientists, social scientists, intellectuals, law- and decision-makers, and laypeople. Motivations and actions for facing global anthropogenic changes and their intense impacts on the planet need to be governed by an ethical framework capable of merging a solid conceptual structure with pragmatic approaches based on geoscientific knowledge. This philosophy defines geoethics.

 

Chapters

 

DI CAPUA G., BOBROWSKY P.T., KIEFFER S.W. AND PALINKAS C.
Introduction: geoethics goes beyond the geoscience profession (open access)

 

PEPPOLONI, S. AND DI CAPUA, G.
Geoethics as global ethics to face grand challenges for humanity

 

BOHLE, M. 
Geo-societal sense-making

 

KEANE, C.M. AND ASHER, P.
Addressing the geoethics skills gap through co-curricular approaches

 

CRONIN, V.S.
Geoethics as a common thread that can bind a geoscience department together

 

MOGK, D.W. 
The intersection of geoethics and diversity in the geosciences

 

BONHAM, O. AND WALDIE, A. 
Geoscience, ethics and enforcement

 

DAWSON, L.A., DI MAGGIO, R.M., MCKINLEY, J., DI CAPUA, G., PEPPOLONI, S. AND PRINGLE, J. 
A proposal for a white paper on geoethics in forensic geology

 

FERNÁNDEZ-FUENTES, I., CORREIA, V. AND NEUMANN, M. 
The importance of professional regulation of geoscientists and their role in a fast-changing world

 

OVADIA, D.C. AND O’CONNOR, E.A. 
International geoscience cooperation – fair and equitable?

 

BOON, J. 
Sociology for mineral exploration

 

BILHAM, N. 
Responsible mining and responsible sourcing of minerals: opportunities and challenges for cooperation across value chains

 

MUDD, G.M. 
Sustainable/responsible mining and ethical issues related to the sustainable development goals

 

GROENFELDT, D. 
Ethical considerations in managing the hydrosphere: an overview of water ethics

 

BELLAUBI, F. AND ARASA, A. 
Geoethics in groundwater management: the geoethical dilemma in la galera aquifer

 

OBONI, F. AND OBONI, C.H. 
Holistic geoethical slopes’ portfolio risk assessment

 

CERASE, A. 
From ‘good’ intuitions to principled practices and beyond: ethical issues in risk communication

 

STEWART, I.S. AND HURTH, V. 
Selling Planet Earth: re-purposing geoscience communications

 

WUEBBLES, D.J. 
Ethics in Climate Change: A Climate Scientist’s Perspective

 

MCLEAN, M.R. 
Reaching out from Earth to the stars

A great thank to all the reviewers of the book chapters:

Ruth Allington, Beth Bartel, Martin Bohle, Jan Boon, Edoardo Borgomeo, Daniela Di Bucci, Vincent S. Cronin, Erle Ellis, Robert Frodeman, Armin Grunwald, Linda Gundersen, Fausto Guzzetti, Jill L. Karsten, Christopher Keane, Helio A. Lazarim, Eduardo Marone, Ellen Pletcher Metzger, David W. Mogk, David Craig Ovadia, Roberto Lencina, Silvia Peppoloni, Rika Preiser, Ortwin Renn and Mike Stephenson.

 

Links
This book in the Geological Society of London website