International Conference on Geoethics

Posted: October 9, 2015 by tallbloke in Accountability, Analysis, Astrophysics, Politics
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I’ve been invited to speak at the 2015 ICG starting in Prague tomorrow. This promises to be really interesting judging by the abstracts. Apparently, some organisations which usually attend have boycotted the event because our group has been invited to speak about the unethical behaviour of the IPCC and Copernicus-the innovative science unpublishers. Here’s the announcement.

THE INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE
ON GEOETHICS

October 9 (Friday) to 19 (Monday) 2015 in 3 segments:
a) October 9 – 11 in Prague (Krystal, Prague 6–Veleslavín, José Martího 2)
b) October 12 – 16 at Příbram (DIAMO, street 28. října 184)
c) October 16 – 19 in Prague (Krystal, Prague 6–Veleslavín, José Martího 2)
the centre and hotel Krystal is in the walking distance of a new subway station Nádraží
Veleslavín (green line A)

FINAL PROGRAM
The Conference will be arranged on behalf of the Working Group for Geoethics of the Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID) as the only International Conference to the subject of Geoethics in the world in this year. The participation at the Conference is open to any person really interested in the topic.

The financial policy of the Conference is based on principles of alternative solidary economics. The exceptionally low IRREVERSIBLE paid fees have made it possible to assure relatively good access to anybody included retired people or students. In cases of special interest an individual arrangement was realized.

LIST OF CONTRIBUTIONS (situation of OCTOBER 8):

Introductory remarks
Priority has been given to a large spectrum of thematic blocks of lectures and short communications with appropriate discussions. The individual presentations will be arranged in accordance with the disposition of authors. Several top experts have been already registered without any intention to present their own papers but ready to take part in the discussion.

A GEOETHICS – GENERAL PROBLEMS
A-1 V. Němec (Czech Republic): Geoethics from the source – historical remarks
A-2 N. Nishiwaki (Japan): Geoethical duties of geoscientists to the human society
from scientific, legal and social view points
A-3 L. Němcová (Czech Rep.): How to find our way at the dangerous crossroad of
nowadays
A-4 N. – A. Mörner (Sweden): Geoethics: the principles of ethics in Natural Sciences
A-5 J. Chyba (Czech Republic): Finances, Ethics and Law in Earth Sciences

B GEOETHICS – CLIMATE CHANGES
B-1 Christopher, Viscount Monckton of Brenchley (Scotland): Making climate science
geoethical
B-2 V. Němec (Czech Republic): IPCC 2009 vs. IPCC 2015 – a parade to a blind
lane
B-3 R. Tattersall (UK): Causes and predictability of solar variation and its effects on
Earth
B-4 L. Serva, F. Pistella (Italy): Peculiar behaviour of Europe in dealing with the so
called “global warming” and CO2 emissions
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B-5 F. Maranzana (Italy): Climate changes: Global Warming, Greenhouse, Carbon
Dioxide and an Earth Calendar
B-6 G. P. Gregori (Italy): Natural “catastrophes” – their “forecast” and management.
Deontological items, geoethics and common sense
B-7 M. Khandekar (Canada): The failed science of global warming: Time to re-
consider climate change
B-8 H. Jelbring (Sweden): A devastating interpretation of a sunspot signal analysis
result in 1973
B-9 H. Jelbring (Sweden): Ignorance within solar-earth science during four
generations

C GEOETHICS – NATURAL RESOURCES
C-1 A. Hope (Australia): Geoethics in Mineral Exploration: Case studies from
Australasia
C-2 N. Nikitina (Russian Federation): Legislative and ethical aspects of mining
resources at celestial bodies
C-3 Z. Petáková (Czech Republic): Mineral resources: Global situation and its impact
on the policy of the Czech Republic with special regard to energetic mineral
resources
C-4 N.-A. Mörner (Sweden): Energy and Environment–scientific and geoethical
perspectives
C-5 E.B. Solntseva, I.G. Tananaev, G.A. Sarychev (Russian Federation): Lithium – .beryllium field Zavitinsk – raw material for lithium

D GEOETHICS FROM OTHER POINTS OF VIEW
D-1 P. Louda, T. Bakalova (Czech Republic): Risk of nano-scale technologies
D-2 E. Pokojská (Czech Republic): Bio-sensing atmospheric electro/chemistry and
Earth’s space weather
D-3 G. A. Yurgenson (Russian Federation), V. Němec (Czech Republic): Actual
geoethical and geoenvironmental problems and history of developing geoethics
in the Russian Federation
D-4 A. Kurmankozhaev, G. Syzdykova, N. Khatiev (Kazakhstan): Geoethical
dimensions of ecological cartography
D-5 V. K. Chistyakov, N. A. Mikhailov, F. V. Petrov (Russian Federation): Safety and
geoethical problems of well drilling in the gas hydrate bearing deposits
D-6 E. B. Solntseva, S. M. Radushinskiy (Russian Federation): Incorporating
standardization processes to problems of ash waste utilization
D-7 B. Lembke (Sweden): Geoethics and Health

E L´AQUILA CASE VS. POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF SEISMOLOGY
E-1 V. Němec, P. Kalenda (Czech Republic): Ethical reflections of the L´Aquila case
E-2 L. Mualchin (USA), F. Stoppa (Italy): International Seismic Safety Organization:
Goals and activities
E-3 P. Kalenda, L. Neumann (Czech Republic), D. Ouzounov (USA): The precursors
before the strongest earthquakes 2007 – 2015 show: an effective short-term
prediction is a real scientific goal
E-4 P. Kalenda (Czech Republic): Earthquakes monitoring – introductory remarks to
the excursion to the Prokop gallery at Příbram
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F ETHICAL AND MORAL ASPECTS OFFERED BY THEOLOGY
F-1 P. Foster (UK): The Earth was made for Man, not Man for the Earth
F-2 V. Němec (Czech Republic): Comments to the new Pope Francis Encyclical
Laudato sí

G GEOETHICAL SCANDALS IN THE HISTORY AND IN THE FUTURE
(TO BE AVOIDED)
G-1 N.- A. Mörner (Sweden): A Modern Book-Burning: A case when geoethics were
set aside
G-2 A.- D. Ahluwalia (India): Ethics in science takes a big hit
G-3 V. Němec (Czech Republic): Ethical dangers for presenting geoethics at the 35th
IGC in Cape Town

H GEO-ART
H-1 V. Němec, L. Němcová (Czech Republic): The role of geo-art in developing
geoethics and cultivating the understanding of the Nature
H-2 V. Němec (Czech Rep.): Ethical aspects and visions in the works of Karel Čapek

I REMARKS TO ETHICAL PROBLEMS IN SCIENCES AND IN THE
CIVIC SOCIETY
I-1 M. Lokajíček (Czech Republic): Influence of science on thinking deformation of
contemporary human society
I-2 I. N´diaye (Senegal): How to find an issue from the present dangerous situation of
science abusing
I-3 P. Kalenda, Z. Petáková, V. Kremlík (Czech Republic): New aspects of the
information war of the mainstream against alternative hypotheses

Comments
  1. This partly the reason I started using the phrase “climate extremists”, because I felt that there were now sufficiently many in academia who whilst I may not entirely agree with them, their views could be rationally supported and it was time to clearly demarcate between “extremists” whose views cannot in any way be supported by scientific evidence and perhaps “warmists” who on reflection might include my own views (but I doubt warming will ever be distinguishable from the much larger natural variation in my lifetime).

  2. michael hart says:

    Ironically, I guess some of those boycotting because of you are the sort of people who are an embarrassment to an ethics conference in geosciences. Arguably shouldn’t be there anyway.

    Paradoxically, they are the people who most need to be there.

  3. A C Osborn says:

    How long before you are “cancelled”?

  4. oldbrew says:

    Some boycotters may also have seen this😉

    ‘B-1 Christopher, Viscount Monckton of Brenchley (Scotland): Making climate science
    geoethical’

  5. tallbloke says:

    The media circus buildup is quite impressive.🙂

    Meanwhile, the pope’s inner circle of climate advisers has been outed as the usual suspects – population bombers, merchants of smear, potty ice-free arctic proponents etc. I expect Vaclav’s talk on the pontifical encyclical will be fun…

    http://www.climatedepot.com/2015/09/24/special-report-unholy-alliance-exposing-the-radicals-advising-pope-francis-on-climate/

  6. tallbloke says:

    Nils-Axel Mörner writes:

    Dear Friends,

    A conference on Geoethics has just started in Prague, running from October 9 to 19.

    The IPCC project and its proponents constantly violate the principles of geoethics.

    This is what will be discussed – and condemned.

    Personally, I have 3 talks

    1. my main paper on “Geoethics: the principles of ethics in Natural Sciences”
    scheduled for Monday 12, at 14.00

    2. a paper on “Energy and Environment: scientific and geoethical perspectives”
    scheduled for Tuesday afternoon

    3. a paper on “A modern book-burning: A case when geoethics were set aside”   scheduled for Friday afternoon

    Abstracts and Full Proceedings Paper have been submitted (and can be requested).

    In connection with the Monday talk, I have prepared a special hand-out paper
    “Call for a Climate Reformation” – attached for use and spreading, so that a true reformation can start for the re-establishment of Science and the abandoning of the Anti-science idea of “CO2-driven Global Warming”

    be with me

    Nils-Axel Mörner