Why I study Earth sciences

Edoardo Borgomeo


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.


Anthropocene; Geoengineering; Student; Environmental change

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-5635


Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN:  2037-416X