Why I study Earth sciences

Borgomeo, Edoardo (2012) Why I study Earth sciences. Annals of geophysics, 55 (3). pp. 361-363. ISSN 2037-416X

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I present here the reasons why I chose to pursue a University degree in Earth sciences. Although this topic might at first seem unrelated to geoethics, it is somehow connected to it. I will show how my decision to study Earth sciences was influenced by geoethical considerations, even though I did not consider them as such when I made my decision. My choice is explained using four representative words: ‘wonder’, ‘environment’, ‘system’ and ‘Anthropocene’. The idea of Anthropocene is discussed in detail because of its relevance to geoethics

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthropocene; Geoengineering; Student; Environmental change; Earth science; education; ethics; geology; higher education
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali > 370 Educazione (classificare qui l'Istruzione, l'Educazione di base, la Pedagogia) > 378 Educazione superiore (classificare qui l’educazione dei college, l’educazione universitaria, le università)
500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra
Depositing User: Roberto Wiedman
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2012 09:23
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2012 09:23
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/4183

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